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Justice Department Joins Lawsuit Against Mayo Clinic
KTTC.com ^ | Sep 28, 2010 | KTTC.com

Posted on 09/28/2010 11:33:51 AM PDT by Son House

The suit accuses the clinic of submitting fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid for thousands of pathology tests that were never performed.

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the complaint states that over the course of the last 10 years, Mayo has routinely billed Medicare, Medicaid and other federally sponsored health care programs for surgical pathology services that have not been performed.

The paper reports plaintiffs in the suit include former Mayo patients, survivors of deceased Mayo patients, and Minnesota attorney David Ketroser.

Mayo Clinic spokesman, Bryan Anderson, released a statement saying: "Upon discovering a billing error in 2007, Mayo corrected it and voluntarily refunded $242,711 to the federal government. The error was identified and corrected long before Mayo became aware that a sealed complaint had been filed and well before Mayo was notified that the Department of Justice was evaluating whether to become involved in the complaint."

Anderson says Mayo has fully complied with the law and that the Department of Justice investigation has "nothing to do with any patient or quality of care issues."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: clinic; justice; lawsuit; mayo; medicaid; medicare
Well, guilty or not, the complete Government take-over of the private sector will not be stopped. The private sector will be assimilated(it's Borg, from Star Trek). See GM, Chrysler, Health Insurance companies, Banks and Financial institutions, Apple when they stated their profits, 401k's, et al.
1 posted on 09/28/2010 11:33:56 AM PDT by Son House
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To: Son House

This is a mere curiosity to me. I prefer Miracle Whip.


2 posted on 09/28/2010 11:34:51 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Son House
Justice Department Joins Lawsuit Against Mayo Clinic

Why....is The Mayo Clinic arresting Arizona illegal aliens, too?

3 posted on 09/28/2010 11:35:26 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: RobRoy

Better than Miracle Whip.................

4 posted on 09/28/2010 11:38:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Son House

Didn’t the Mayo Clinic refuse to endorse 0-care?

Payback time.


5 posted on 09/28/2010 11:41:33 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% white, 50% black, 100% red)
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To: Son House

Every time Medicare uncovers huge amounts of fraud, they are pointing out how inept they are and the idiocy of letting the government anywhere near healthcare.


6 posted on 09/28/2010 11:41:40 AM PDT by Jack Wilson
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To: RobRoy

Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic Discusses Flaws in ObamaCare

http://www.stevecarlsonforcongress2010.com/Steve_Carlson_addresses_Mayo_Clinic_comments

Not comprehensive or aggressive enough to have an immediate impact on lowering the cost and improving the quality of health care. We are also concerned about the continued approach of funding reform through the use of across-the-board payment cuts.


7 posted on 09/28/2010 11:42:29 AM PDT by Son House (Democrats Starve The Private Sector, Yet Expect The Economy To Grow. The Recovery to Nowhere!)
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To: Son House

I wonder if hospitals are forced to do this to recoup some of the costs that they incur for treating people without insurance who know they can walk into the emergency room, receive treatment, and never pay a dime for that service.


8 posted on 09/28/2010 11:43:07 AM PDT by dartuser
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To: Son House

I recall a suit during the Co-Presidency involving a blood-test company. The fine was at least 200 million, maybe more. The issue was that they had automated machines that ran a complete blood panel for a few dollars a sample.

They did ALL of the readings (RBC< WBC, platelet, dissolved gas, hematocrit...) even if the doctor had checked only RBC. Fraud or economic sense?

So now, after paying the gigantic fine, this lab and others like it must have someone there to code each sample so that only the ordered tests are done, and guess what, it costs us all more!

I expect that this is a similar extortion case that will punish Mayo, restrict their operations in the future, and drive costs up.

Once FedGov runs the hospitals, clinics, and labs we’ll never read of another complaint.


9 posted on 09/28/2010 11:44:45 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: 43north

My wife works there....mailed the article to her and said it looks like payback time. I put nothing past this bunch of petty tyrants and idealogues.


10 posted on 09/28/2010 11:44:53 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: Son House

One of Mayo’s sites is my client. I can tell you they lose much more than that annually in missed billing. They just don’t bill aggressively. go figure.


11 posted on 09/28/2010 11:45:01 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: 43north

-Didn’t the Mayo Clinic refuse to endorse 0-care?

Payback time. -

My first thought as well.

‘Jackboot thugs’, is that the proper term?


12 posted on 09/28/2010 11:47:16 AM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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To: Son House

The Chicago Way Payback:

Mayo DOES NOT support ObamaCare.

Ironically, the Mayo Clinic in Arizona DOES NOT accept Medicare!


13 posted on 09/28/2010 11:47:25 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: SparkyBass

Frankly, whatever the DOJ does now is tainted in my eyes by its political shenanigans in such cases as Ted Stevens,
the Black Panthers, and others.

I just don’t trust them to be “the good guys” anymore.


14 posted on 09/28/2010 11:47:59 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: 43north

Didn’t the Mayo Clinic refuse to endorse 0-care?

Payback time.


Yep, the came out and said it would increase costs and reduce quality.

Chicago politics at its worst. Now the insurance companies know what they are in for if they keep telling the truth about ObamaCare.


15 posted on 09/28/2010 11:48:28 AM PDT by Brookhaven (The next step for the Tea Party--The Conservative Hand--is available at Amazon.com)
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To: Son House

16 posted on 09/28/2010 11:48:54 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: Son House

Going after Mayo, ketchup, fast food, cookies, sodas...when will it stop?


17 posted on 09/28/2010 11:49:41 AM PDT by mainsail that ('Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes')
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To: Mouton

Mayo Clinic Discusses Flaws in ObamaCare

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2475626/posts

Congressman Walz (D-Mn) Discusses New Health Care Law(A Promise to Make Changes)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2484834/posts


18 posted on 09/28/2010 11:50:26 AM PDT by Son House (Democrats Starve The Private Sector, Yet Expect The Economy To Grow. The Recovery to Nowhere!)
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To: Mouton

Walz Talks Health Care Reform “We’ve debated it longer than any other thing...”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2422898/posts

Congressman Tim Walz says, “We’ve debated it longer than any other thing that’s been debated in Congress ever so with this issue is take your time. We’ve take more time than anything done in the country.”

Congressman Walz says, “I said there were a few lines in the sand needed in order for me to support it. It had to have pay-for-value, to get rid of pre-existing conditions, and it had to make sure it was deficit neutral.”

^
Note: Walz supported it without getting his changes.


19 posted on 09/28/2010 11:53:47 AM PDT by Son House (Democrats Starve The Private Sector, Yet Expect The Economy To Grow. The Recovery to Nowhere!)
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To: Son House

If true, sounds like a big problem.
Would for sure take down the reputation of the clinic forever IMO.


20 posted on 09/28/2010 11:58:01 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Son House
The Mayo Clinic is all about superior medical care.
They enjoy a sterling reputation for getting the diagnosis and treatment right.. For saving lives.

Before we can all be broken to the bit of Socialized Medicine where one's medical care and very survival depends upon who one knows politically and our "Value to the State".

Top tier Physicians and Medical Organizations must be sullied and driven into the dirt.

W

21 posted on 09/28/2010 12:04:26 PM PDT by WLR (Remember 911 Remember 91 Iran delinda est.)
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To: Son House

$240k?
Thats about 1 year cancer treatment for 2 people.

Mayo Clinic shakedown!


22 posted on 09/28/2010 12:04:54 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Son House

Set up bizarre payouts, regs, and incentives by government fiat and then prosecute your political enemies for misdeeds related to them. Ask Rick Scott.


23 posted on 09/28/2010 12:07:53 PM PDT by November 2010
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To: Son House

ping for later


24 posted on 09/28/2010 12:22:35 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Son House
This is in direct retaliation to the revered Mayo Clinic decision by it's Arizona branches to stop taking Medicare patients. Prior to this notification, the Mayo Clinic was be touted by Obuma for a quality organization, keeping cost down, blah blah blah when he was pushing for the passage of that insane health care grab legislation. Then the shoe dropped when the Arizona branch gave their notice that they would no longer accept Medicare patients. It has not take even a single year to find rampant fraud at the Mayo Clinic.

Who, may I ask, is auditing the “Justice” Department. Under this administration a larger bunch of crooks would be hard to find.

25 posted on 09/28/2010 12:28:16 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Calling all Son's of Liberty)
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To: Red Badger
I am utterly convinced that the entire reason God created artichokes is because He knew that someday, somebody would invent Best Foods mayonnaise.
26 posted on 09/28/2010 12:44:47 PM PDT by Excellence ("A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it.")
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To: A CA Guy; Kaslin
Mayo Vs. Medicare

Posted on Monday, January 04, 2010 6:54:26 PM by Kaslin

Health Reform: President Obama suggested last summer that the Mayo Clinic was the model for government medical care.

On Monday, the Mayo Clinic in Arizona stopped taking Medicare patients.

Retaliation and the threat that we can do it to one of the biggest, we can do it to you.

The Chicagoland Thugland way of doing business their way.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2420996/posts

Posted January 04, 2010

27 posted on 09/28/2010 12:44:57 PM PDT by TYVets
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To: Red Badger

Mayo Clinic Drops Medicaid in Two States

http://www.statehousecall.org/mayo-clinic-drops-medicaid-in-two-states


28 posted on 09/28/2010 12:46:59 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: Excellence

Best Foods and Hellman’s is the same mayo, just different labels............


29 posted on 09/28/2010 12:49:43 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: dirtymac
Who, may I ask, is auditing the “Justice” Department.

Not Congress
30 posted on 09/28/2010 12:58:39 PM PDT by Son House (Democrats Starve The Private Sector, Yet Expect The Economy To Grow. The Recovery to Nowhere!)
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To: WLR

Yep, seems before someone mentioned the Democrat Health Care bill was to destroy them as a business


31 posted on 09/28/2010 1:02:31 PM PDT by Son House (Democrats Starve The Private Sector, Yet Expect The Economy To Grow. The Recovery to Nowhere!)
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To: Son House

Bump for later


32 posted on 09/28/2010 1:19:34 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: 43north

Not only did they not endorse Obamacare, but in Arizona - at least at the Clinic in Phoenix area - they no longer accept Medicare patients. Darned upstart state of Arizona again!


33 posted on 09/28/2010 1:46:41 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Son House

Wasn’t it just this year that Mayo Clinic in Arizona announced that they would not be taking any new medicare patients?


34 posted on 09/28/2010 1:49:52 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember 911 *** God Bless Our Troops)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


35 posted on 09/28/2010 1:50:27 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Red Badger

Yep. I’m west of the Rockies.


36 posted on 09/28/2010 2:26:22 PM PDT by Excellence ("A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it.")
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To: Puppage

must be arresting illegasl why else woult the justice persue this..uhhhh maybe its a shakedown. I think we got a bunch of amulance chasers in the Justice Dept.


37 posted on 09/28/2010 4:34:35 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dirtymac; BlessingsofLiberty

From post at #25,

This is in direct retaliation to the revered Mayo Clinic decision by it’s Arizona branches to stop taking Medicare patients. Prior to this notification, the Mayo Clinic was be touted by Obuma for a quality organization, keeping cost down, blah blah blah when he was pushing for the passage of that insane health care grab legislation. Then the shoe dropped when the Arizona branch gave their notice that they would no longer accept Medicare patients. It has not take even a single year to find rampant fraud at the Mayo Clinic.


38 posted on 09/28/2010 5:19:45 PM PDT by Son House (Democrats Starve The Private Sector, Yet Expect The Economy To Grow. The Recovery to Nowhere!)
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To: dirtymac; BlessingsofLiberty

Speaking of the money, Mayo Clinic just inherits fortunes from folks who like what they do, knowing who the Justice Department works for, it may be jealousy


39 posted on 09/28/2010 5:22:03 PM PDT by Son House (Democrats Starve The Private Sector, Yet Expect The Economy To Grow. The Recovery to Nowhere!)
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To: Son House

This is exactly why you never want to do business with the federal government ever.


40 posted on 09/28/2010 5:23:38 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
accuses the clinic of submitting fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid for thousands of pathology tests that were never performed
Software problem. Thanks Son House.
41 posted on 09/28/2010 7:23:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: TYVets

WOW. thanks.


42 posted on 09/28/2010 7:30:36 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Mayo Clinic = member of zer0’s enemies list

I make my own mayo. It’s much better than commercial.


43 posted on 09/29/2010 4:28:42 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Excellence
Yep. I’m west of the Rockies.

Art Bell? Is that you?................

44 posted on 09/29/2010 5:22:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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