December 8, 2000 Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation
Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation has agreed to pay nearly $9 Million Dollars to settle claims asserted in a qui tam action filed by Mark Thorton, a former director of internal audit for a subsidiary of Adventist. The allegations in the case were that at different times from 1992 to 1999 Adventist and its facilities submitted cost reports to Medicare that included inflated management fees for ambulance services operated by its hospitals.
As part of the settlement, Mr. Thorton will receive $1.5 Million Dollars for having filed the qui tam case.
See U.S. Dept of Justice Press Release 12/8/00