Larkin Community Hospital in Miami and its current and former owners have paid $15.4 million to settle federal and Florida civil health care fraud claims against them. The Justice Department
filed a False Claims Act suit against the parties in 2004. The state of Florida joined the suit, which alleged that Larkin paid kickbacks to physicians in return for patient admissions.
The Dept. of Justice’s November 30, 2006 press release has additional details.