Is Medicare Abuse An Epidemic?

The feds' expanding probe zeroes in on key player Olsten

On the morning of July 16, Olsten Corp.'s meteoric rise to the top of the home health field hit a dubious milestone. FBI agents walked into 22 Florida offices Olsten manages for troubled hospital giant Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. Shaken employees were asked to step from their desks and forbidden to leave without giving a name and home phone number. Hours later, the agents drove off with hundreds of documents, diskettes, memos, training manuals--even Christmas card lists.

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