September 23, 2015
The Florida Attorney General announced a $3.5 million settlement with Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation and Adventist Health System/Sunbelt, Inc. to resolve two suits brought by whistleblowers alleging that Adventist maintained improper financial relationships with physicians and submitted claims to Florida Medicaid for services and items the physicians referred. The settlement resolves claims that Adventist submitted false Medicaid claims and awarded referring doctors based on the number of tests and procedures the doctors ordered. Adventist also entered into separate civil settlements with the federal government, North Carolina and Texas, agreeing to pay more than $115 million. FL.