Lisa Schencker

Reporter / Chicago

Lisa Schencker covers legal issues and enforcement agencies. Before joining Modern Healthcare in 2014, she was an education reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune and before that wrote for the Bakersfield Californian and the Scranton (Pa.) Times-Tribune. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The lawsuit alleges Prime CEO Dr. Prem Reddy would criticize emergency department doctors who passed up opportunities to admit Medicare beneficiaries.

Feds jump into whistle-blower lawsuit against Prime

May 24, 2016

The Justice Department has joined a whistle-blower's lawsuit against Prime Healthcare alleging the hospital chain fraudulently billed Medicare for beneficiaries admitted as inpatients when they should have been treated as outpatients.

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