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Rush, 6 doctors named in Goldberg Kohn whistleblower suit

Surgeon, former hospital executive say orthopedic center fraudulently billed Medicare for surgeries for which they were not present

July 8, 2010
The Chicago Tribune Online

A group of doctors at Rush University Medical Center's prestigious orthopedic department routinely overbooked their schedules and relied heavily on residents to perform surgeries, violating federal Medicare billing rules, according to a newly unsealed whistleblower lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago.

The suit alleges that in one instance, a surgeon never entered the operating room to supervise a procedure. In others, a surgeon monitored residents performing operations via video feed while simultaneously performing his own operations in nearby rooms. To read the complete article click here

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