Adventist Health System to pay $20.2 million to settle fraud claims
By United States Department of Justice
For Immediate Release
Thursday, October 28, 2004
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Winter Park, Florida-based Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation, three affiliated hospitals and a management company that administered ambulance operations at the three hospitals have agreed to pay the U.S. $20.3 million to settle allegations that they overcharged Medicare, the Justice Department and the Department of Health and Human Services announced today. The government alleged that the charges were for ambulance transports for patients which were not medically necessary.