Thursday, May 17, 2012

Senators Slam PEU Dentistry

BusinessWeek caught up to the story I found months ago about Carlyle Group affiliate Church Street Management LLC:

Church Street may be abusing patients, “grossly overcharging the United States government in Medicaid reimbursement claims,” and focusing “more on achieving self- imposed quotas via assembly line service than proper patient care,” U.S. Senators Charles Grassley and Max Baucus told the company in a November letter copied to Carlyle co-founder William E. Conway Jr. 

I laughed as Senators Max Baucus and Chuck Grassley believe private equity is the solution to America's healthcare ills.  If you like what they did in dentistry, wait for PEU hospitals and health care.  They're here and spreading like tooth decay.