- Jun 2014
- Cleveland, Ohio
Meh, I litigated these audits, and I am 100% convinced this is not massive or deliberate fraud. You cannot assume that because the government was unhappy with PP's medical record keeping, no such exams ever took place.Don't know.. if they did or not YES they did sink test, that is a fact.
Women went in to PP for testing for HIV, and Breast Cancer.. PP charged them (or the Government or insurance) for the screenings and did not perform the procedures.
how many women left thinking they had been screened for cancer, or HIV and were infected or had cancer, that is unknown... the fact is PP did not give a shit if they had the disease or not, they were absolutely sure they were going to get paid for procedures never performed.
I am a little shocked you would even think about defending such a practice...
As for the HIV test, etc. that would have had to have been a blood test. Not done by PP, but by a lab. It seems unlikely that there was a pattern of drawing blood, NOT sending it for testing and then lying to patients about the results.
That would be criminal, if it occurred. And to what end? The procedure is extremely low paid to the provider. Someone at PP is going to risk negligent homicide charges to rake in a $1.50?
I don't get why this is relevant to this thread to begin with. Whether PP is a tidy medical record keeper or not does not respond to the Op.