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Latest D.C. Government Items
United Medical Center, a Southeast Washington hospital facing millions of dollars in unpaid tax bills despite receiving $100 million in city funds since 2007, isn't the only financial challenge looming for its parent company, Specialty Hospitals of America.
The parent company of United Medical Center, which has received about $100 million from D.C. taxpayers, continued paying big fees to its lobbyists even as millions of dollars in taxes went unpaid.
The D.C. government has been failing to comply with a federal court order to screen thousands of low-income children for lead poisoning, according to lawyers in the case.
The U.S. Attorney's Office has been asked to investigate the findings of an internal health department review of two D.C. Medicaid health plans that found more than $15 million in excessive costs.
The chief executive for Reston-based Maximus Inc. yesterday said the company is no longer offering the sort of contingency-based contracts for Medicaid consulting that arose during a criminal investigation into its work for the D.C. government.
Telecommunications executive Walter C. Anderson, called the biggest tax cheat in U.S. history by the Justice Department, would have to pay the D.C. government more than $40 million in restitution under a recent request by federal prosecutors in preparation for his upcoming sentencing.