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Tenet Healthcare Corp. $30.75 Settlement

Santa Barbara-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. has reached a settlement worth $30.75 million with the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as some civilian lawsuits. The settlement resolved an inquiry by the Department into the hiring practices of a Tenet-run hospital in Florida, as well as a more generalized scrutiny of the company itself. The majority of the settlement, $22.5 million is going towards the investigation of the Florida hospital, which was under investigation because of its contracts with some of its physicians, as well as other issues. The rest will go to settle the civilian claims, all of which were filed due to problems with Medicare claims. As well as paying the money, the Florida hospital will have to meet the terms of a corporate integrity agreement, which will force it to abide by federal laws and regulations. Tenet is the second-largest hospital company in the U.S. (Mar-26-04 [LA BUSINESS JOURNAL]


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