Kaiser Health Sues Hospital Chain For Padding Bills

dollar-sign-clipart-profits-up-prev1175393776ezKR76.jpgKaiser Health, one of the largest health insurance companies in the nation, is suing Prime Health Services, Inc., for taking Emergency Room patients and unnecessarily having them stay for extended periods of times on an in-patient basis, as part of an alleged scheme to drive up the price tag of the hospital visits.
Patients who were victimized by this practice report having difficulty checking themselves out of the hospital — even when they were in good health.
This is just another example of the biggest problem with American health care. The costs of medical malpractice — direct and indirect — are a tiny portion of health care spending. The real problem with American health care is that the financial incentives all align for providing unnecessary care and overtreating, rather than preventative care.

This blog in maintained by the Boston medical malpractice lawyers at The Law Office of Alan H. Crede, P.C.