HMA ex-employee alleges fraud, sues for wrongful termination

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Florida hospital operator Health Management Associates is facing a wrongful termination lawsuit for what an ex-employee says is retaliation for blowing the whistle on alleged Medicare billing fraud, the Naples Daily News reports.

Former hospital employee and retired FBI investigator Paul Meyer said the hospital wrongly fired him in September 2011 after he uncovered that the health system allegedly billed Medicare for inpatients who were treated as outpatients. However, Health Management Associates said it fired Meyer for insubordination when he refused to turn over documents for an internal investigation, according to the article. Article