For profit medicine in United States under scrutiny

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 09 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:327
  1. Fred B Charatan
  1. Florida

    Three executives in America's largest for profit hospital chain, Columbia/HCA, have been indicted on fraud and conspiracy charges involving Medicare reimbursement to hospitals.

    Robert Whitehouse, director of reimbursement at Columbia's headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, Michael Neeb, chief financial officer of its northern Florida division, and Jay Jarrell, chief executive of its southwest Florida division, will appear before a federal judge on 19 August.

    The indictments were handed down by …

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