by L. Neal Freeman, MD, MBA, FACS Easton Hospital (Pennsylvania) agreed to a $325,000 settlement with the government. There was no admission of liability. It was alleged that Easton misrepresented diagnoses in order to justify inpatient admissions. The government believed the procedures should have been performed as outpatient services. The alleged violations occurred between 2008 and [...]
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by L. Neal Freeman, MD, MBA, FACS The Medicare requirements for supervision of surgeons-in-training were not met, according to allegations filed against the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. There were also claims of excessive reporting related to spinal decompression. A settlement of over $2.5 million dollars was agreed upon. See the full report here: https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdpa/pr/false-claims-act-violation-upmc-resolved-25-million