60 Minutes piece on fraud in the medical industry
I don't know if anybody else seen the piece they done tonight about hospitals and just fraud in the medical industry in general. It was pretty eye opening to something that many of us already knew about in the first place.
The article focused on a company HMA (Health Medical Associates) and how they required doctors to insist on unnecessary testing and prolonged hospital stays to increase revenue.
They had over 100 former employees on the record talking about how the system was set up so that people with certain insurance, conditions and of age groups automatically were sent for countless tests. They showed performance review documents that stated that doctors had to meet inpatient and test levels nearly double that of the national average to keep their job.