SPOTLIGHT: Watch out for whistleblowers

A provision in the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 makes it easier than ever for hospital employees to call in regulators if they suspect Medicaid fraud. "The provisions contain incentives that encourage states to enact Medicaid anti-fraud legislation modeled after the federal False Claims Act," Philip Betbeze of HealthLeaders magazine notes. This, he observes, could cause some serious headaches for hospital administrators. Article