Agencies Helped Clinic That Overbilled
In 2000, an organization made plans to build a clinic to bring care to the medically underserved in Jacksonville. Since then, lawmakers have handed over $900,000 to Northwest Quadrant Community Health Center, but the building wasn't completed.
And even though the center overbilled Medicaid by $1.4 million, the state helped the nonprofit pull itself out of bankruptcy and get private funding so that it could build the clinic, according to the Florida Times-Union.
Both the Department of Health and Agency for Health Care Administration cut the center an unusual amount of slack.