Fred Schulte

Senior Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Schulte is a four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, most recently in 2007 for a series on Baltimore’s arcane ground rent system. Schulte’s other Pulitzer-nominated projects exposed excessive heart surgery death rates in veterans’ hospitals, substandard care by health insurance plans treating low-income people and the hidden dangers of cosmetic surgery in medical offices. He spent much of his career at the Baltimore Sun and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Schulte has received the George Polk Award, two Investigative Reporters and Editors awards, three Gerald Loeb Awards for business writing and two Worth Bingham Prizes for investigative reporting. The University of Virginia graduate is also the author of Fleeced!, an exposé of telemarketing scams.

Advocates for nursing home reform push back against proposed health watchdog cuts

By Fred Schulte

ObamaCare oversight among health watchdog cuts

By Fred Schulte

Medicare fraud outrunning enforcement efforts

By Fred Schulte

Feds 'listen' for sounds of Medicare billing abuse

By Fred Schulte

GOP senators call for overhaul of electronic health records program

By Fred Schulte

Electronic medical records probed for over-billing

By Fred Schulte

ATF's struggle to close down firearms dealers

By Fred Schulte

IMPACT: Maryland bill would protect homeowners from investors buying debt

By Fred Schulte

Internet ammunition sales draw scrutiny

By Fred Schulte

Hospital 'facility fees' boosting medical bills, and not just for hospital care

By Fred Schulte

Feds tighten scrutiny of health records

By Fred Schulte

Medicare paid $3.6 billion for electronic health records but didn't verify quality goals were met

By Fred Schulte

Hospitals request government help in curbing possible billing abuses

By Fred Schulte

IMPACT: HHS IG pledges focus on Medicare billing abuse involving electronic records

By Fred Schulte

IMPACT: Administration official asks for Medicare billing review

By Fred Schulte

Top House Republicans demand suspension of electronic medical records program

By Fred Schulte

Suit alleges retaliation for exposure of upcoding

By Fred Schulte

IMPACT: Cabinet officials signal crackdown on Medicare billing abuse

By Fred Schulte and Joe Eaton

Grassley says providers who overbill Medicare are draining its finances

By Fred Schulte

Billing complexity spawns new industry

By Fred Schulte

Growth of electronic medical records eases path to inflated bills

By Fred Schulte

Judgment calls on billing make 'upcoding' prosecutions rare

By Fred Schulte

How doctors and hospitals have collected billions in questionable Medicare fees

By Fred Schulte and David Donald

White House pulls ambassador-nominee accused of drunk driving

By Fred Schulte and Michael Beckel

HHS IG report highlights docs' questionable billing of Medicare

By Fred Schulte

FCC sends wireless broadband firm LightSquared back to square one

By Corbin Hiar and Fred Schulte

Obama's bundler total exceeds $74 million

By Aaron Mehta, Fred Schulte and Elizabeth Lucas

Watchdog groups call on Newt Gingrich to disclose all health center clients

By Fred Schulte and Joe Eaton

Gingrich's health center was power player in a host of Washington policy debates

By Fred Schulte and Joe Eaton

Obama rainmakers enjoy White House invites, appointments and contracts

By Fred Schulte and Aaron Mehta

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