Prying the Jail Cost Numbers from the Locked Down Sheriff’s Department

Municipal bond analyst Steve Wilson left the following message under the first part of my report of the McHenry County Board debate about the $10 increase for housing Federal prisoners: How much are we losing each day per prisoner? I … Continue reading

Feds Join Whistleblower Suit against Hospitalist Company for Overbilling

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: GOVERNMENT INTERVENES IN FALSE CLAIMS LAWSUIT AGAINST IPC THE HOSPITALIST COMPANY, ALLEGING OVERBILLING OF PHYSICIAN SERVICES CHICAGO ― The United States has intervened in a civil lawsuit against California-based IPC The Hospitalist … Continue reading

Medical Companies’ Misdeeds Make Up Most of $143 Million Collected by Chicago’s U.S. Attorney – 4 Times Cost of Office

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: CHICAGO U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE COLLECTED $142.6 MILLION IN CIVIL AND CRIMINAL ACTIONS IN FISCAL YEAR 2011 CHICAGO — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois collected approximately $142.6 million … Continue reading

24-Hour Cardiologist to Pay $20 Million for Defrauding Medicare, Private Health Plans and Medicaid

Last night State Rep. Mike Tryon estimated the fraud in the Illinois Medicaid program at $5-$6 billion at his joint Town Hall Meeting with State. Sen. Pam Althoff. But this case is mainly about Medicare, the Federal medical program for … Continue reading

Crystal Lake MRI Center Among Those Making Anti-Kickback Settlement with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan

Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s press release headline uses the word “kickback” to describe what was going on between owners of the Crystal Lake Open Advanced MRI, other centers and some referring doctors. The way the scheme worked, “radiology centers entered … Continue reading

Crystal Lake MRI Center Among Those Making Anti-Kickback Settlement with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan

Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s press release headline uses the word “kickback” to describe what was going on between owners of the Crystal Lake Open Advanced MRI, other centers and some referring doctors. The way the scheme worked, “radiology centers entered … Continue reading

Fired Mutual Bank Whistle Blower Claims Obama Side Lot Reason for Firing

Credit a blog of the New York Daily News with pointing me to a Cook County law suit for $4.2 million, plus punitive damages, against Mutual Bank. At issue is an analysis by Kenneth Conner of an appraisal by Adams … Continue reading

Fired Mutual Bank Whistle Blower Claims Obama Side Lot Reason for Firing

Credit a blog of the New York Daily News with pointing me to a Cook County law suit for $4.2 million, plus punitive damages, against Mutual Bank. At issue is an analysis by Kenneth Conner of an appraisal by Adams … Continue reading

Hey! You Think We’re Going to Reward a Whistle Blower?

Let’s assume everything is on the square at the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board. OK. Forget about the fixing of the new hospital that Wisconsin’s Mercy Health Care System wanted to build in Crystal Lake to compete with local biggie … Continue reading