Posts Tagged ‘fraud/waste/mismanagement’

Miami-Dade nursing home chain sues its lawyers over $17 million healthcare fraud settlement

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Two years ago, Plaza Health Network agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Justice $17 million to settle a civil investigation that revealed the Aventura-based nursing home chain operated an illegal kickback scheme involving Medicare and Medicaid patient referrals. Now, Plaza Health is looking to recoup the money by suing its former general counsel and the prominent law firm he was a partner in for malpractice.
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Lawsuit: Corrupt giveaway at Broward Health to cost $2.5 billion over 25 years

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A corrupt deal at Broward Health that “gave away” the public hospital district’s radiation business for treating cancer patients is costing the troubled public hospital system an estimated $100 million a year in revenue.
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Attorney General Bondi gives Broward Health deep discount in fraud settlement

Monday, September 25th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Eighteen months ago, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office demanded Broward Health pay more than $5.3 million to settle state Medicaid fraud claims uncovered during a federal whistleblower probe that cost Broward Health $69.5 million.
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Huge debt-relief fraud in Pompano Beach bilks $70 million from thousands of victims

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

By Joseph A. Mann Jr.
FloridaBulldog.org
In a debt-relief scheme that affected about 15,000 people across the country, three telemarketing executives headquartered in Pompano Beach and using a branch in Panama bilked victims out of an estimated $70 million, authorities say.
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Fraud and billing mistakes cost Medicare – and taxpayers – tens of billions last year

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

By Fred Schulte /b>
Kaiser Health News
Federal health officials made more than $16 billion in improper payments to private Medicare Advantage health plans last year and need to crack down on billing errors by the insurers, a top congressional auditor testified Wednesday.
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Hallandale freezes payments for city development, jobs programs citing waste & fraud

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

By William Gjebre
FloridaBulldog.org
Hallandale Beach City Manager Roger Carlton has ordered what could be a multi-million dollar freeze on all payments under two city jobs and business development programs, saying they “have lost their way.”
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New majority on Hallandale commission wants to know: Where did CRA millions go?

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

By William Gjebre
FloridaBulldog.org
The new majority on the Hallandale Beach City Commission will seek the first-ever forensic audit of all expenditures by its troubled Community Redevelopment Agency for the past five years, including finding out why $7.4 million had to be cut to balance the agency’s budget this fiscal year.
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‘We are a law firm’: How telemarketers sold false hope to homeowners struggling to pay mortgages

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

By Fred Schulte
Center for Public Integrity
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‘We are a law firm’: How telemarketers sold false hope to homeowners struggling to pay mortgages

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

By Fred Schulte
Center for Public Integrity
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‘We are a law firm’: How telemarketers sold false hope to homeowners struggling to pay mortgages

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

By Fred Schulte
Center for Public Integrity
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‘We are a law firm’: How telemarketers sold false hope to homeowners struggling to pay mortgages

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

By Fred Schulte
Center for Public Integrity
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U.S. settles case against Broward Health for millions less than it lost in alleged fraud

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
The U.S. Justice Department settled a massive healthcare fraud case against Broward Health last month for millions of dollars less than the government lost as a result of the alleged fraud, records show.
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Broward Health’s $70 million settlement leaves risk of criminal charges

Monday, September 21st, 2015

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Court documents describe the massive healthcare fraud that led Broward Health to pay $69.5 million to settle a whistleblower’s lawsuit last week as an illegal “scheme of mutual enrichment” between the hospital system and its physicians. Was it a criminal scheme?
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