Italian police arrested senior officials and medical personnel at Rome’s Israelite Hospital for allegedly defrauding the country’s national health service.
Italian anti-corruption police issued warrants for 17 people on charges of fraud and forgery. The hospital officials were arrested Wednesday morning on charges related to “systematic falsification” of clinical files and other documents to inflate reimbursements from Italy’s national health service, according to reports in the Italian media.
The falsifications reportedly included patient diagnoses and data on the number of patients and types of procedures carried out.
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