HCA Defends ER Billing Practices Ahead Of NY Times Expose

Law360, New York (August 10, 2012, 7:13 PM EDT) -- Hospital company HCA Holdings Inc., under investigation over whether some of its hospitals billed the federal government for heart procedures that weren’t medically necessary, defended its emergency care billing practices Friday in advance of another upcoming New York Times story about its work.

The Times, which published a Tuesday story critical of the HCA’s cardiac care practices, has quizzed the company about its adoption of American College of Emergency Physicians evaluation and management guidelines for the purpose of reimbursement for emergency care, as well as the...
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