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October 18, 2004

Health care comes under microscope: State, federal scrutiny on the rise throughout industry

The health-care industry's strong financial recovery is coming at a price in the form of patient outrage and added regulatory scrutiny and enforcement. Lawsuits and federal crackdowns are mounting as sales and profits leap for insurers, hospitals, drugmakers and other health-care firms, officials say. That includes prosecution of Medicare fraud, for which almost all health-care companies, with the exception of insurers, could be hit with some type of a claim.

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Posted by Tom Troceen