Hospital Fraud: It’s Not Just the Money
Hospitals that engage in fraud by encouraging and/or allowing unnecessary procedures, without adequate utilization review; and/or allowing patients to be admitted unnecessarily, are subjecting those patients to additional unnecessary risks.
One of the risks, is infections: “Nearly one in every 25 hospital patients contracts an infection while they are still in the hospital, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. Nearly 721,000 hospital-related infections were reported in 2011, resulting in a staggering 75,000 deaths.” (For more information, see this August 11, 2015 article by Newsquench.)
Medicare fraud adversely impacts people as well as the federal fisc!