Hospitalist

What 'do everything' can mean

What 'do everything' can mean

The day I met Mrs. Bartlett at my hospital, she was an 89-year-old long-stay nursing home resident with moderate-to-severe dementia who was being transferred to my hospitalist service for shortness of breath. Her family had never discussed what kind of medical care she would want.

Feds join suit against hospitalist company

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The federal government has joined in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that a large hospitalist company engaged in systematic "upcoding" of Medicare and Medicaid claims.

Federal government joins upcoding case against hospitalist company operating in LTC facilities

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The federal government has intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that a large hospitalist company systematically overbilled government health programs, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.