`Put The Head In The Bed And Keep It There'

If you want to know why National Medical Enterprises Inc. is Public Enemy No.1 in Washington's crackdown on health-care fraud, ask Banning R. Lyon. Six years ago, when he was 15, Lyon was despondent over his parents' divorce and his move with his mother to Dallas from Sonoma, Calif. A school counselor suggested a two-week evaluation at NME's Brookhaven Psychiatric Pavilion. What happened after that, Lyon recalls, was "enough to drive any sane person crazy."

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