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Former HMA Hospitals Settle Medicare Fraud Case

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Two Florida hospitals --Lehigh Regional Medical Center  and Santa Rosa Medical Center in Milton -- are part of a nearly $16 million settlement involving allegations of false Medicare claims, according to a news release from  the U.S. Department of Justice.  Among the 16 hospitals included in the False Claims Act lawsuit, 14 were owned by HMA, including the two in Florida, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. The false claims came from services administered between 2005 and 2013.