Christ Hospital settles $1.8M whistleblower suit
Christ Hospital has paid nearly $1.8 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that a doctor was signing off on vascular tests, and charging Medicare, without reading the tests. It's the second time in three years the Mount Auburn hospital has paid money to a former employee alleging wrongdoing. The whistleblower, former Medical Director of Vascular Lab Services Peter Podore, says the tests of as many as 8,000 patients were not properly read and should be reviewed. The hospital also faces stricter federal oversight after it settled with the Justice Department in late June.
- 'Kafkaesque' Value System Unfairly Penalizes Doctor Pay
- Proton Beam Therapy Poised for Growth in US
- mHealth Tackles Readmissions
- CNO Leads $1M Charge for New Scrubs, Uniforms
- Some Cancer Hospitals' Quality Data Will Soon Be Public
- 4 Crucial Tactics for Reining in Healthcare Cost
- How Digital Strategy Shapes Patient Engagement at Boston Children's Hospital
- How, and Why, to Recruit Male Nurses
- Docs Fret as HHS Addresses Malpractice Reporting 'Loopholes'
- Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013