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Consumer Alert (Surgery for Profit?) #714889

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 21, 2002
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Redding, California: John Blackstone) The investigation of cardiologist Dr. Chae Moon due to suspicions that he performed unnecessary heart operations at Redding Medical Center in California featured; details given about other problems with Redding’s owner, Tenet HealthSystem, including allegations of Medicare over-billing; scenes shown of Moon’s supporters rallying in his defense. [Catholic priest Father John CORAPI†, retired utility foreman Alan BARBER†- recount Moon’s telling them they needed surgery.] [Corapi’s attorney Dugan BARR†- says Tenet knew about the over-billing.] [MOON – says his living patients will be his witness.] [Moon’s attorney William WARNE†- says Moon’s bottom line is saving lives.]

Rather, Dan;
Blackstone, John

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