COVER STORY

Modern Healthcare - - NEWS -

Hos­pi­tals are ner­vously wait­ing to hear if False Claims Act penal­ties will be im­posed on im­planted de­fib­ril­la­tor cases that don’t fit Medi­care guide­lines. The Cleve­land Clinic’s heart pro­gram has had 264 of its cases ques­tioned. “At the time, I think we made the right de­ci­sion, and I don’t feel at all un­com­fort­able de­fend­ing that,” says Bruce Lind­say, left, of the sys­tem. “I think we did the right thing.”

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