The plot gets thicker it seems with a hostile take over in place with Tenet and and their lawsuit filed.  It is not known yet as to whether or not this is related but it adds to the plot maybe?  The Texas attorney general’s office filed a similar request in November.  Both hospital chains have paid healthy fines in the past. 

Tenet Files Suit Accusing Community Health Of Inflating Hospital Admissions

Tenet Tells Community Health Thanks But No Thanks in Response to Their Submission of 10 Nominees for Tenet’s Board of Directors

Let’s take another look at the video made by the Texas Medical Association on what happens with strained relationships when money and funds are at the root of profits and what can and did happen in 2009 at a hospital in Texas. 

TMA video–When Hospitals Play Doctor

Just as a side note, the Inspector General is also monitoring the upgrade of CMS and their computer systems and if you are interested in some of the auditing software they use, the link below will tell you more and it’s a free download.  BD

Office of Inspector General to Monitor Upgrade of CMS Computer and Data Systems and Stimulus Incentives for EHRs

Community Health Systems, Franklin, Tenn., received a subpoena from HHS' inspector general's office seeking documents related to emergency department processes and procedures at all of the company's hospitals, according to a securities filing.

The subpoena was dated April 8 and was issued by the inspector general's Chicago office for an investigation into possible improper Medicare and Medicaid claims, according to the filing. The subpoena requests documents related to Community's use of the Pro-MED clinical information system, a third-party software system used to manage and track emergency department operations, and its relationships with emergency department physicians, including financial arrangements, according to the filing.

Community Health Systems receives subpoena - Healthcare business news, research, information and opinions | Modern Healthcare


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