BOOM: CDC Director Admits Hospitals Have Monetary 'Incentive' To Fudge Covid Numbers
It's been long suspected that hospitals or states must receive some sort of financial kick-back per COVID death. While it may seem like just another conspiracy theory- this one was recently confirmed by the Director of the CDC.
During a hearing last week conducted by the House Oversight and Reform Select Subcommittee on Coronavirus Crisis (that's a mouth-full), Robert Redfield admitted hospitals have a monetary incentive to exaggerate COVID death cases.
Shockingly, Redfield admitted that they do, TheBlaze reported:
"I think you're correct in that we've seen this in other disease processes, too," Redfield said.
"Really, in the HIV epidemic, somebody may have a heart attack but also have HIV — the hospital would prefer the [classification] for HIV because there's greater reimbursement," he explained. "So, I do think there's some reality to that."
"When it comes to death reporting, though, ultimately, it's how the physician defines it in the death certificate, and … we review all of those death certificates. So I think, probably it is less operable in the cause of death, although I won't say there are not some cases," he continued. "I do think though [that] when it comes to hospital reimbursement issues or individuals that get discharged, there could be some play in that for sure."
According to Congressman Luetkemeyer, Adm. Brett Giroir from the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department has conceded that there is an economic incentive for hospitals to inflate their coronavirus fatalities, Breitbart reported.
Giroir “acknowledged that the statistics he is getting from the states are over-inflated,” the Republican lawmakers said.
The admiral testified earlier during Friday’s hearing but was no longer present during Luetkemeyer’s questions about coronavirus deaths, Breitbart added,
As a side note, I watched the ridiculously long hearing. Not only were people not wearings masks but someone very close to the camera spent much of the hearing coughing. No one seemed panicked. You can watch that hearing here.