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Task force will investigate irregularities in the use of prosthetics and orthotics

Suspicion that arose after the audits DENASUS, is unauthorized charges for implants that were not made

 
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A task force will investigate irregularities in procedures with prosthetic (used as replacements for limbs and joints of the body) and orthotics (devices that serve to align or adjust certain parts of the body) made in 20 hospitals, announced on Monday (25 ) The Ministry of Health is suspected of unauthorized charges for implants that were not made. Among the hospitals surveyed one is public and the other private or philanthropic.

The suspicion arose after the National Audit Department of the Unified Health System (DENASUS) identified possible distortions in payments made in 2012. were selected units that recorded high rate of surgeries, in which more than a prosthesis or orthosis were implanted in a patient. In five of the establishments, the percentage of multiple surgeries spun from 54% to 99%, while the parameter according to the folder, is 20%.

Adalberto Fulgencio, DENASUS director, said the audit will examine records of patients who have surgery to get more of an orthosis or prosthesis by the Unified Health System (SUS) in 20 hospitals located in five regions of the country.

Each of these product is registered, has a label that must be attached to all records of users who undergo a surgery to put a prosthesis or orthosis, said effulgence. He stressed that the public hospital acquisition of orthotics and prosthetics will also be audited to verify that there was overpricing because acquiring them is by bidding.

Fulgencio further stated that in 2012 the NHS paid $ 1 billion in orthotics and prosthetics, with 88% of this amount was in cardiac procedures and traumatology and orthopedics, the focus of the audit.

If irregularities are proven, the DENASUS may request reimbursement of public resources used improperly. Parents may respond criminal, administrative and ethically.

The task force will be established by decree, to be published this week in the Official Gazette and is scheduled to begin research in the next ten days. The group will have 60 days to complete the calculations.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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