Thursday, March 29, 2007

Question authority

Why you should always carefully review your hospital bill for errors and overcharges is apparent in this Houston Chronicle story about a whistle-blower who exposed fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid over-billing practices at the Harris County Hospital District.

I loved the whistle blowers honesty;

"I just didn't feel right letting this go by," he said. "It was just wrong." said whistle-blower Bob McCaslin.

And in a validation of the pervasiveness of short term disability as noted yesterday the article said;
McCaslin said he is out on a short medical leave, but plans to return to his Hospital District job.

No one retaliated against him at the district, and consultants who advised the district on improving its billing system sought out his advice, he said.

The black hole of STD strikes again.

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