Medicare Compliance Alert
hospital faces lawsuits due to retaliation
July 28, 2000
"Be forewarned: Allegations of retaliation, whether true or false,
from employees who report perceived compliance violations can lead to
a chain of whistleblower lawsuits and federal investigations. That's the
bitter lesson Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland (OHSU) learned
over the last three years."
not dagger: 13 tips to make hotlines anonymous and helpful
July 7, 2000
"'People can say, 'Hi, I'm Deep Throat,' if they want,' she says."
Dead beneficiaries don't need Medicaid
June 2, 2000
"State auditors in Ohio in partnership with OIG found that $82 million
in Medicaid reimbursements were paid to providers for services to deceased
beneficiaries from Jan. 1, 1994 to Sept. 30, 1999."
nurse pleads guilty to 'Robin Hood' house calls
June 19, 2000
"'She was providing services for people who she felt really needed
it and billed those services to people who she felt didn't need it,' McCann
said. 'She was a very conscientious nurse. But one of the people who was
billed against raised hell about it. It snowballed into an absolute disaster.'"
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