Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New York hospitals accused of Medicare fraud

According to Fierce Health Care, seven New York hospitals have been accused of Medicare fraud. In total the fraud amounts to $50 million as a result of paying kickbacks to get more patients into treatment programs.

One of the hospitals is accused of paying people to search homeless shelters for patients to stay three days in detox. Worse still, the seven hospitals involved were part of a government treatment program, but they didn't have a state license as required.

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