Daily Archives: 05/04/2004

GMH Suspects Fraud

Top story in today’s paper: GMH officials uncover evidence of a scam using public assistance to get health care at the hospital. A woman was admitted to the hospital’s maternity ward recently, the latest of several episodes of care for her at GMH under MIP, the medically indigent program. She presented her Social Security Card and name and was admitted.

That’s when hospital lab techs noticed a problem. During her previous confinement she had O- blood, but miraculously this time her blood type was A+. On top of that, her last hospital stay was for a tubal ligation, yet she was admitted to the maternity ward and delivered a baby.

“We think we may have uncovered a scam operation,” said Bill McMillian, hospital administrator. Ya think so, Sherlock? A brilliant deduction there.