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Shands Settles Case, To Pay $3.25M

Shands Health Care System will pay $3.25 million to settle part of a whistle-blower lawsuit claiming six Shands hospitals billed and received overpayments from the government’s Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare programs, the Orlando Sentinelreports.

This settlement is the second part of a whistle-blower case that resulted in Shands agreeing to pay out $26 million last August, the Sentinel reports. The initial claims involved improper patient admissions.


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