Read the news report “Maryland Health Care Provider Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Health Care Fraud Resulting in Patient Deaths.”
Use the Five Whys to conduct a root cause analysis to determine why the Medicare fraud occurred and Timothy Emeigh’s participation in the case.
Write a 525- to 700-word paper that identifies and evaluates the root cause for Medicare fraud in this case.
Include the following: List each of the Five Whys and your response. Speculate as to why Mr. Emeigh participated in the scheme. Explain what you might have done to prevent this from happening.
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