Joe Neff http://wunc.org en Why A Federal Judge Rejected WakeMed’s Settlement For A Second Time http://wunc.org/post/why-federal-judge-rejected-wakemed-s-settlement-second-time <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The federal investigation into <a href="http://www.wakemed.org/">WakeMed </a>over Medicare fraud looked like it was going to end in a settlement. But a federal judge twice rejected the agreement between the hospital and prosecutors, leaving the case unresolved. <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/">News &amp; Observer</a> reporter Joe Neff joins host Frank Stasio in the studio to discuss the case.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:32:51 +0000 Dave DeWitt & Frank Stasio 9829 at http://wunc.org Hospital Profits http://wunc.org/post/hospital-profits <p>In a new News &amp; Observer series, reporter Joe Neff uncovered tough, unethical tactics that hospitals use to make money. Neff writes that hospital CEOs get big paydays while poor patients are subject to ruthless harassment from bill collectors. Host Frank Stasio talks to Neff about how North Carolina hospitals are making big profits and driving up the costs of health care for everybody.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 May 2012 14:32:00 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 4751 at http://wunc.org