Investigation Could Cost Broward Health $100M, Commissioner Says
Broward Health Commissioner David Di Pietro said the healthy system could owe up to $100 million in civil liability related to a federal investigation, according to the Broward Bulldog.
Broward Health is currently under investigation for violating the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. The lawyer for the tax-supported public health care system refused to confirm that estimate, which the commissioner shared at a board meeting in June, the Bulldog reports.
In other hospital news, for-profit chain Health Management Associates stocks soared after it confirmed a "definitive agreement” to buy 80 percent of Bayfront Medical Center, the Tampa Bay Times reports. HMA has been the subject of negative attention, including an investigative piece by 60 Minutes, but most on St. Petersburg’s City Council seem poised to approve the sale, according to the Times.