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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:09 PM
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Gubernatorial Candidate in Florida Embroiled in Possible Medicare Overbilling Scandal
Oopsie. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.


Gubernatorial Candidate in Florida Embroiled in Possible Medicare Overbilling Scandal
Two Weeks Before Primary, Florida Republican Forced to Respond to Charges
By Tristram Korten 8/11/10 4:32 PM


An investigation by The Washington Independents sister site, The Florida Independent.


Two weeks before Floridas primary, new allegations of improper Medicare billing by Solantic, a health care company co-founded by Rick Scott, have surfaced, in addition to charges made by former Solantic doctors that their names and licenses were used without their consent. Within hours of being pressed for answers by The Florida Independent, Solantic officials and Scott held hastily arranged press conferences Tuesday to rebut the charges.

Two doctors both former employees of Solantic, the chain of clinics launched by Scott and in which he is a majority investor allege that Solantic repeatedly used their name and medical license information without their permission or knowledge. Both doctors state that by allegedly misappropriating their information, the company was able to keep clinics operating in contravention of state law.


One of the doctors asserts that he also came upon evidence of billing irregularities involving Medicare, which, if true, would be the second time a Scott-run company was accused of improperly billing Medicare.

The two doctors dont know each other, and didnt work at Solantic at the same time.

more...

http://washingtonindependent.com/94530/gubernatorial-ca...
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:21 PM
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1. K & R
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:55 PM
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2. I was waiting for this to come out.
He's another sleaze trying to buy the election.
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Tommy_Carcetti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:56 PM
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3. I would prefer this 2 weeks after the primary.
After Scott had taken the GOP nomination.
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 08:56 AM
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4. I don't know about that. I would like some of the wind taken out
of Scott's sails now. I think he will be a harder candidate for Alex Sink to beat.
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