In a Politico article, Phillips & Cohen partner Peter Chatfield contextualizes the potential consequences that Broward Health faces for violating a 2015 fraud settlement:
Peter Chatfield, an attorney who represents whistleblowers in cases involving hospital health care fraud, said that if Broward proved “incorrigible” to reform, then exclusion was an option available to the federal government — but an unlikely one, given the public health benefit the hospital district provides to Broward County.
“I think the likeliest thing is that there will be a mechanism to ensure that they keep their promise this time,” said Chatfield. He added that if a written agreement hasn’t been drawn up relating to how Broward will fix its compliance problems associated with the penalties outlined in the inspector general’s demand letter, one was probably being negotiated.
Read the entire article, “Broward paid fine for breaching 2015 fraud settlement with feds,” on Politico’s website.