N.Y. Prosecutor Investigates Hospital Practices
Kaiser Health News reports that a lawsuit unsealed this week alleges that a national hospice company committed Medicare fraud by improperly cycling patients through nursing homes. In the meantime, a N.Y. prosecutor is investigating a hospital's management practices.
Kaiser Health News: Lawsuit Accuses Company Of Cycling Patients Through Nursing Homes, Hospice
A national hospice company improperly cycled patients through nursing homes and hospice with a goal of making as much profit as possible from Medicare, according to a whistleblower lawsuit announced this week (Rau, 1/5).
The New York Times: Prosecutor In Brooklyn Investigates Hospital
The Brooklyn district attorney's office has been looking into management practices at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, a money-losing hospital serving mostly poor patients, several hospital trustees said Wednesday (Hartocollis, 1/5).