Baptist Health South Florida pays $7.75M to settle claim
Miami Herald, May 13, 2008
Baptist Health South Florida has agreed to pay the U.S. government $7,775,000 to settle claims it paid excessive compensation to an oncology group that was a source of patient referrals to two of Baptist's hospitals. The payments were linked to a contract under which Oncology Hematology Group of South Florida provided physics and other radiation-related services to the two hospitals. Baptist Health discovered, investigated and voluntarily disclosed to the government the overpayment.