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March 3, 2023

Posted  March 17, 2023

Florida-based Lakeland Regional Medical Center (“LRMC”) has agreed to pay $4 million to resolve False Claims allegations of making improper non-bona fide donations to Florida’s Polk County in order to free up funds and increase the center’s reimbursements from Medicaid.  The donations involved paying off some of the county’s financial obligations to other healthcare providers, so the reimbursements that LRMC received were effectively funded by their own donations.  DOJ

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