Putnam County Hospital 2019

Audio: Former CEO at Putnam County Memorial Hospital Pleads Guilty to $114 million billing scheme

A former executive of a northern Missouri hospital pleaded guilty in federal court in Florida to a $114 million pass-through billing scheme. The Justice Department in Washington says former Putnam County Memorial Hospital chief executive officer David Lane Byrns pleaded guilty to a one-count information charging him with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Byrns pleaded […]

Putnam County Hospital 2019

Lawsuit dismissed against Putnam County Hospital Board, State Auditor

A judge has dismissed a case against the Missouri State Auditor’s Office and the Putnam County Hospital Board brought by Hospital Partners, Incorporated. Inc. In 2017, Galloway released an audit that found a $90 million billing scheme being perpetrated by the company at the rural hospital. The case was filed in April 2018 by Hospital […]

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State Auditor Nicole Galloway issues follow-up report on Putnam County Memorial Hospital billing scheme

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has issued a follow-up report of Putnam County Memorial Hospital in northern Missouri. Her report last year uncovered $90 million in inappropriate lab billings. The findings of the audit were covered by national news outlets and resulted in calls for a federal investigation into hospital billing schemes. “Our audit revealed a […]

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United States Senator calls for federal investigation into billing at Putnam County Memorial Hospital

United States Senator Claire McCaskill has called for a federal investigation of questionable billing practices at Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville. McCaskill wrote a letter requesting the Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services examine billing that occurred when management company Hospital Partners used the hospital as a pass-through for millions […]

Putnam County Memorial Hospital

State Auditor uncovers $90 million billing scheme at Putnam County Memorial Hospital

 Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released an audit of Putnam County Memorial Hospital, which uncovered $90 million in inappropriate lab billings by hospital leadership and associates. The investigation started after auditors identified serious concerns with the hospital’s financial condition during a regularly scheduled audit of Putnam County. “The decisions made by hospital management and […]