Modern Healthcare Staff
Alex Kacik is the hospital operations reporter for Modern Healthcare in Chicago. Aside from hospital operations, he covers supply chain, legal and finance. Before joining Modern Healthcare in 2017, Kacik covered various business beats for seven years in the Santa Barbara, California region. He received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
A Houston-area hospital administrator was sentenced to 10 years in prison for defrauding Medicare of $16 million and ordered to pay nearly $6.3 million in restitution. The scheme involved bribes to steer Medicare beneficiaries to two hospitals.