Only a paranoid person would think that his doctor is picking his medicine, or recommending a hospital or nursing home, because the doctor is being paid under the table, right? Your doctor really thinks you NEED this medicine, right? And that the rehab hospital actually can help you recover from your stroke?
What if you found out that your doctor stuck you in the hospital and performed surgery on your heart because it was profitable to him – even though you didn’t need the heart procedure at all?
Sound like something from a dystopian movie? Unfortunately, this past year a Kentucky hospital paid more than $40 million to the Government to resolve allegations that it violated the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) by paying cardiologists to perform heart procedures – that were medically unnecessary.