Root Cause Using Five Whys
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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