HCA Holdings, the parent company of Nashville-based HCA, has signed an agreement with Florida officials to drop three lawsuits.
The suits relate to disputes over how much corporate income tax HCA paid to the state. Records from the attorney general’s office show that the settlement resolved tax payments running from 2001 to 2012. The state will not seek any further payments from HCA, while the hospital chain will drop its demands for refunds. Florida Gov. Rick Scott was once the CEO of Columbia/HCA, but he left the company in 1997 during a federal investigation into Medicare fraud.