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UF Health Jacksonville and University of Florida Jacksonville Physicians Agreed to Pay $4.4 Million for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law for Presenting Medically Unnecessary Claims for Hospital and Professional Services

After they self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, Inc. d/b/a UF Health Jacksonville (Medical Center) and University of Florida Jacksonville Physicians, Inc. (UFJPI), Florida, agreed to pay $4,476,123.63 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that the Medical Center and UFJPI presented claims to Medicare and Medicaid for hospital and professional services associated with surgical procedures performed by an ophthalmologist, at the Medical Center, when the record did not support medical necessity for the procedures performed.

Action Details

  • Date:January 30, 2018
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Fraud Self-Disclosures