Dr. Judy Robinson, represented by James Hoyer whistleblower attorneys, filed a qui tam case that was the subject of an in-depth story on Al Jazeera America’s flagship news program America Tonight. Dr. Robinson’s suit alleges poor, pregnant women and their newborn babies were put at risk in a fraud scheme designed to increase profit for Indiana’s largest healthcare system. Dr. Robinson’s suit alleges IU Health and HealthNet used midwives to care for high risk patients to save money.
Correspondent Lori Jane Gliha profiled high risk patients who suffered harm after getting the majority of care from midwives, instead of doctors. Indiana Medicaid rules require that doctors handle the care of high risk, low income, pregnant mothers, not midwives, because complications can arise quickly and put mother and baby in danger. The video below is an excerpt from Gliha’s report.