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House panel asks HHS investigate ER admissions at HCA

Posted On: Sep. 19, 2022 10:00 AM CST

A House oversight committee is asking for a federal investigation of the largest U.S. hospital chain and its admissions practices amid allegations of widespread fraud, Axios reports. Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., chair of the House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee, asked the Health and Human Services Department to look into HCA Healthcare Inc.’s emergency department admissions. Pascrell also sent a letter to the company, asking whether doctors received incentives for patient admissions and how physician performance was measured.