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Phantom Billing, Fake Prescriptions, and the High Cost of Medicine: Health Care Fraud and What to Do about It

Terry L. Leap

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449796
eISBN:
9780801460807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449796.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

U.S. health care is a $2.5 trillion system that accounts for more than 17 percent of the nation's GDP. It is also highly susceptible to fraud. Estimates vary, but some observers believe that as much ... More


The Medical School in Wartime

Antonio M. Gotto and Jennifer Moon

in Weill Cornell Medicine: A History of Cornell's Medical School

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702136
eISBN:
9781501703676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702136.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter describes how Dr. William Ladd's tenure as dean coincided with a period of intense societal change triggered by the Depression. The impact was felt at Cornell, as questions about the ... More


South Africa: Embracing National Health Insurance—In Name Only

Joseph Harris

in Achieving Access: Professional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709968
eISBN:
9781501714832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709968.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Although a constellation of factors would seem to have predisposed South Africa to make major new commitments to expand access to healthcare after the fall of apartheid, embrace of National Health ... More


The Major Health Care Fraud Laws

Terry L. Leap

in Phantom Billing, Fake Prescriptions, and the High Cost of Medicine: Health Care Fraud and What to Do about It

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449796
eISBN:
9780801460807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449796.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the major health care fraud laws in the United States. There are five laws that are specific to health care fraud and abuse: the 1972 anti-kickback statute, the Stark Law ... More


Dealing with Auto Accidents

Kathryn Hendley

in Everyday Law in Russia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705243
eISBN:
9781501708107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705243.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines how Russians react after automobile accidents. It first describes the institutional infrastructure governing auto accidents before considering the aftermath of traffic ... More


Health Care Systems in the United States and the United Kingdom: A Lifetime of Change

Rebecca Kolins Givan

in The Challenge to Change: Reforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801450051
eISBN:
9781501706028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450051.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter contextualizes the US and the UK health care systems. It presents an example on how hospitals in the two countries assist laboring mothers. In the United States, a woman who is ... More


Remaking the Nonunion Economy

Gordon Lafer

in The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a Time

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703065
eISBN:
9781501708183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703065.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how corporate lobbies and their legislative allies have sought to undermine labor standards and workplace rights in the nonunion economy. It discusses the record of ... More


Doing the Legal Stuff

Kim Bobo and Marién Casillas Pabellón

in The Worker Center Handbook: A Practical Guide for Starting and Building the New Labor Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704475
eISBN:
9781501705892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704475.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter presents guidelines for doing the legal stuff necessary for a worker center to operate. In order to hire staff and operate as a nonprofit, there are a good number of paperwork things ... More


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