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(Bloomberg)   See here, we can give the patient extra sedatives and bill Medicare, and when he is too sedated to breathe we can do a tracheotomy and bill Medicare, and ... darn, lost another one   ( bloomberg.com) divider line
    More: Scary, throats, Medicare, Chicago's Sacred Heart Hospital, Chicago, Earl Nattee, Sacred Heart, critical care medicine, Sacred Heart surgeon  
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2013-06-15 02:55:39 PM  
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FTFA: Based in part on surreptitious tape recordings, an FBI affidavit lays out allegations that a Sacred Heart pulmonologist kept patients too sedated to breathe on their own, then ordered unneeded tracheotomies for them -- enabling the for-profit hospital to reap revenue of as much as $160,000 per case.

You've got to be farking kidding me.

Looks like Dr. Kelso finally figured out how to balance his budget.
2013-06-15 02:23:41 PM  
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Pulmonology can be a cutthroat business.
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