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Federal lawmaker calls for investigation into HCA

A House lawmaker with oversight authority is requesting an investigation into Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare regarding alleged fraud and staffing issues at its facilities. Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., the chair of the House Ways and Means Committee’s subcommittee on oversight, has asked HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra to investigate whether HCA, a 182-hospital system, is improperly admitting patients to hospitals when patients do not require inpatient care.

Congress asking for federal probe into HCA hospital chain

A House oversight committee is asking for a federal investigation of the largest U.S. hospital chain and its admissions practices amid allegations of widespread fraud. Driving the news: Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), chair of the House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee, this week asked the HHS to look into HCA Healthcare’s emergency department admissions.