Potential Damages in Halifax Health Lawsuit Could Hit $1B

The potential damages and penalties in the whistleblower suit against Daytona Beach, Fla.-based Halifax Health could hit $1 billion, according to a Daytona Beach News-Journal report.

In June, the Department of Justice asked Halifax to pay up to $600 million in damages and penalties. But the agency has filed new documents in federal court in Orlando and is now asking for $750 million to more than $1 billion in the case — an amount that could make the case one of the largest of its kind.

The suit, brought by a former Halifax employee in 2009, accuses the public system of allegedly inappropriately admitting patients, allegedly billing Medicare for their services and having financial relationships with physicians that allegedly violated federal anti-kickback laws. The DOJ joined the case in 2011, supporting some of the allegations.

The case is set to go to trial in November.

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