Not surprisingly, recent data exposures from the pandemic era have proven that a very significant share of “hospitalizations” from COVID-19 were actually caused by completely separate ailments. In a new Project Veritas clip posted this week, a whistleblower from United Healthcare, Jeanne Stagg, tells James O’Keefe that Louisiana hospitals have even been counting gunshot victims as virus-related hospitalizations.
And according to Stagg, they are doing it all for extra profits, despite the needless panic that inflated data brings on many American people, mostly those watching too much MSNBC.
Here are some highlights of the clip provided by Project Veritas:
Jeanne Stagg, a whistleblower who worked in Inpatient Utilization Management, approached Project Veritas after seeing cases coded as COVID that she says should not have COVID listed as the “primary diagnosis.”
Stagg: “I’ve tried to raise awareness to my leadership and even with the Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Department, and it just kind of fell on deaf ears.”
The Chief Medical Officer for United Healthcare of Louisiana (Medicaid) opined in a recorded phone conversation that the Medicaid rate for reimbursement of COVID patients, which is faster and significantly higher, could be the motivation for the improper “primary diagnosis” codes.
“Oh, yes. Yeah. I would think that there’s some motivation that it’s driving higher rates of reimbursement or quicker reimbursement, or something, because otherwise there’s no reason to put, you know, something like that as a leading diagnosis in an asymptom– basically asymptomatic patients,” said Dr. Morial, Chief Medical Officer for United Healthcare of Louisiana.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has suspended utilization review which is the process of determining whether health care is medically necessary for a patient or an insured individual. The whistleblower says this could be a major contributing factor to spikes in COVID numbers, which then influence public health decisions.