Excerpts from this story referencing "Kool Smiles":
"… ic Integrity and PBS Frontline exposed similar practices at another chain, Kool Smiles, in a 2012 report titled “Dollars and Dentists.” Small Smiles’s own …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Eric Holder":
"… to settle charges of overbilling state Medicaid programs. Attorney General Eric Holder said at the time, “Many of these centers performed unnecessary and often …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "California":
"… . In May 2011, Medicare contractor Palmetto GBA notified more than 11,000 California doctors that it would begin auditing their claims for office visits after …"
"… icare patients if the government doesn’t back off. In December of 2011, California Medical Association president Dr. James T. Hay fired off a letter to feder …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "consultant":
"… s, experts said.Upcoding “is a big problem,” said Charlene Frizzera, a consultant who spent three decades at the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid S …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Medicare":
"… rnia hospital chain under investigation for allegations of overbilling the Medicare system has inaccurately diagnosed patients with a blood infection known as …"
"… wed signs of having urinary tract infections, a far less serious condition.Medicare pays bonuses of several thousand dollars per case for treating elderly pat …"
"… e state health department probe is the latest to focus on issues involving Medicare billings at Prime, a fast-growing hospital chain based in Southern Califor …"
"… onal Union. The study said Prime hospitals reported septicemia rates among Medicare patients that were more than triple the national average.Two members of Co …"