“The bust was part of a nationwide health care fraud takedown, which led to hundreds of arrests in a host of unconnected cases across the nation” reports Tennessean. This particular bribery conspiracy is said to have been a six year operation. Montgomery was already accused of a bribery case in April, in which she paid pain management company CEO John Davis for referring business to her medical device company.
A comprehensive Conflict of Interest program requires employees to report any outside payments received. The Physician Sunshine Provision requires manufacturers to report any payments to physicians/teaching hospitals above $10. The payments are then open to the public for transparency in determining wether their referral to a particular doctor, surgeon, or treatment is in the best interest of the patient.
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Due to financial troubles and rampant corruption, the medical center ultimately failed. Putting patients at risk by means of encouraging surgery consultations and being blinded by money, these doctors failed their Hippocratic Oath.
A Conflict of Interest program in place, such as the solution offered by HealthDox, would have kept this hospital running ethically. HealthDox COI requires payments to be reviewed by a board, enforcing a sense of accountability. Additionally, new requirements allow anyone to access information pertaining to out of network doctor payments, giving patients the power to determine if their doctors have any potential conflict of interests at hand. Learn how HealthDox COI can keep your organization ethically sound and in business for many years to come, request a demo here!