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Whistleblower: Lancaster General settlement with DOJ fails to address core problems

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Macedonia said when he first learned about the ultrasound report backlog, he and another doctor drove to Penn Medicine in Philadelphia and met witth general counsel Lee Dobkin.

Macedonia said Dobkin dismissed him and the other doctor as “working for the competition,” and then Penn Medicine officials said they’d handle the backlog. However, Penn Medicine delayed any concrete plans, saying they’d wait until after the December 2017 holiday season, Macedonia said.

Macedonia and another doctor volunteered to help work through the patient backlog, but Penn Medicine wasn’t interested, he said.

Penn Medicine and Lancaster General didn’t respond to specific questions, but did provide the following statement in an email:

“LG Health determined that a backlog had developed in the completion of some ultrasound professional reports, remediated the problem and reported it to the Department of Health, all before the initiation of the federal investigation. LG Health cooperated fully with that investigation, as part of its longstanding commitment to compliance.”

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Even though the article calls Dr. Macedonia a whistleblower, I read the press release from the US Attorney to indicate that he didn't get a portion of the refunded Medicaid payment.

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