Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital agreed to reimburse Florida $2.9 million in Medicaid overpayments and pay $1.1 million in penalties and costs to settle a two-year, Medicaid-billing investigation by the state attorney general. After reviewing 330 Medicaid claims from January 1998 to October 2001, investigators determined that the hospital billed for unauthorized, nonemergency services such as flu shots and bee sting treatment. A spokesman for the 877-bed hospital attributed the billing problems to outdated software. "The situation is fixed," he said. -- by Patrick Reilly
Fla. hospital settles Medicaid-billing probe
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