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$118.7 Million False Claims Settlement Reached: A Florida-based healthcare company that operates nursing homes and hospitals in Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas agreed to pay $118.7 million to settle False Claims allegations. The whistleblower lawsuit alleged that the company paid kickbacks, in the form of bonuses and increased salaries, to doctors in exchange for referrals. The settlement will be split among the federal government, the states of Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and the whistleblowers involved. For more information, visit http://www.mcknights.com/news/adventist-to-pay-118-million-to-settle-false-claims-suit/article/440139/