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20 for-profit Florida hospitals on list of 50 Top Medicare billers

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Forty percent of the highest Medicare charging hospitals in the nation are in Florida and all are for-profit facilities, a report published in the Monday journal of Health Affairs shows. The analysis found that 49 of the 50 top Medicare charges are for profit facilities and half are owned by the for-profit hospital chain Community Health Systems. 28 percent of the hospitals are owned by the Hospital Corporation of America chain Gov. Rick Scott founded.   Scott, through executive order, created a Commission…

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