Wyoming Medical Center Accused of Defrauding Medicare and Medicaid—10/26/11

In a recently unsealed lawsuit, whistleblower Gale Bryden accused Wyoming Medical Center of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid. The lawsuit claims that the hospital’s records clerks altered hospital records by changing patient admission status without physician orders, which resulted in increased reimbursements. Hospital attorney Dick Williams states, “We have denied from day one that there was any intent to improperly bill the government…. Or that there was a systematic direction from anyone to alter statuses or records.”

Read more: Whistleblower accuses hospital of fraud under false inpatient status – FierceHealthcare http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/story/whistleblower-accuses-hospital-fraud-under-false-inpatient-status/2011-10-26#ixzz1cMxhazxq