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Amid probe, Broward Health’s top heart doctor takes pay cut; “Every bit about the money”

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chiznerBy Dan Christensen, FloridaBulldog.org, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Jan 19, 2015 – A prominent Fort Lauderdale cardiologist at the center of a federal investigation into alleged Medicare and Medicaid fraud at Broward Health has signed a new contract featuring a hefty pay cut and an unfamiliar requirement that he treat poor people.

Dr. Michael Chizner, chief medical director of tax-supported Broward Health’s Heart Center of Excellence, signed the deal in December – weeks ahead of his scheduled termination date on Jan. 2.

Broward Health previously announced Chizner would be dismissed on that date for refusing to accept changes to his 10-year contract “in light of changes in the application or interpretation of laws and regulations…which now render your employment agreement illegal or unenforceable.”

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