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Congressman calls on HHS to investigate HCA over emergency room admissions

September 16, 2022


New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell wants federal health regulators to investigate the nation’s largest for-profit hospital operator.

The Democrat sent a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra this week urging him to launch an inquiry into HCA Healthcare’s emergency department admissions and alleging misconduct.

Pascrell, who is also the chairman of the House Ways and Mean Committee’s subcommittee on oversight, alleged that HCA admissions from the emergency room are not always out of medical necessity.

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