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Hospital Chain Inquiry Cited Unnecessary Cardiac Work


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Robert
- 770 days ago - nytimes.com
In 2000, the company reached one of a series of settlements involving a huge Medicare fraud case with the Justice Department that would eventually come to $1.7 billion in fines and repayments. The accusations, which primarily involved overbilling, occurr



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Robert Tomlinson (65)
Monday August 6, 2012, 6:42 pm
the pressure is even greater for HCA. In 2000, the company reached one of a series of settlements involving a huge Medicare fraud case with the Justice Department that would eventually come to $1.7 billion in fines and repayments. The accusations, which primarily involved overbilling, occurred when Rick Scott, now the governor of Florida, was the company’s chief executive.
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Monday August 6, 2012, 6:50 pm
It never seems to end, the corruption. Rick Scott should of never become Governor, he should be behind bars. The voting electorate needs to really start doing their homework, with the internet available to them there really is not a bit of excuse anymore.

We need Universal Health Care, so better controls can be on what is being expended in the health care field. We have the highest cost of any Country and yet the people are not any better off for it. Millions have no medical care, those with medical care can be denied needed care if the insurer choses not to approve it, Dr's having to fight for a patient to get what they feel is best for their patient, the endless waste of time in forms for billing as each patient is covered by various insurers. What a mess. No wonder fraud exists, too many things to go wrong.

Streamline this system under a Universal Health Care of some type. One card, like a social security card, for each citizen, simple easy cradle to grave.
 

Kit B. (276)
Monday August 6, 2012, 7:42 pm

For more years then I care to remember HCA has been gaining recognition as company interested first in profits, high wages for the few top employees, and lousy patient care. When health care is for sale to highest bidder, we end up with crap health care.
 

Dave C. (214)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 11:10 am
scary....I used to argue that at least every doctor would do some good in their lifetime/career, but now I wonder.....how can they justify these invasive dangerous procedures that others say didn't need doing.....
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 12:01 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 4:08 pm
read & noted
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 5:12 pm
Noted. Thanks, Robert. Once you're in the E.R., you're pretty much at the mercy of those in charge---rarely time for a second opinion. For them to take advantage of people in this situation is beyond evil.
 

DORIS L. (61)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 8:33 am
Unfortunately not surprising...it's the current American Healthcare Way.
 

g d c. (0)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 11:54 am
their credo is "DO NO HARM"

 
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