NEWS SOURCE: Pine Orchard Inc.

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – Oct. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ulyssian Publications, an imprint of Pine Orchard Inc., announces its newly released novel “The House of Ecksteins: A Doctor’s Ill-Fated Journey,” by Karun Nayar. Nayar is the pen name of a practicing physician in Florida who has witnessed corruption in the healthcare industry for many years. He walks the reader through a winding maze of organized crimes that “milks the system” by taking care of elderly patients through Medicare.

In Nayar’s book, the Eckstein family creates a criminal system that purchases hospitals, hires doctors, and engages unscrupulously in collecting Medicare money. Along with others in “the house of Ecksteins,” an Indian physician deviates far from the legal domain for this medical corporation that draws physicians into its web, offering incentives to increase revenue by illegal means beyond all standards of ethics. Practices include ordering unnecessary expensive tests and multiple surgeries that are totally unwanted and of no benefit to the patient.

Although a book of fiction, much of the drama can be compared to true-life situations where the innocent and ignorant get cheated. Since Medicare has become “the goose that lays golden eggs” for many healthcare corporations, the author’s message should embolden the general public, especially families of the elderly, to protect themselves from healthcare fraud and help fight corruption in the healthcare system.

Currently, annual healthcare expenditures in the United States exceed $1 trillion. The National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) estimates that 3% to 10% of that amount, or up to $100 billion per year, is lost through fraud and abuse that takes place in the U.S. healthcare system, and that all of us are ultimately paying for these crimes through higher taxes and increased insurance premiums. It is projected that Medicare will be bankrupt in a few years and become insolvent, leaving the elderly sick uncared for, if premiums do not increase. This book foreshadows that projection.

Karun Nayar, originally from India, considers the University of California Berkeley his alma mater. His other works include “Selected Short Stories of Karun Nayar” and “An Error of Judgment,” the latter to be released next year. The author may be reached at 941.380.7737 for book interviews and his expertise of Medicare crime.

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*(Photo Caption: Bookcover for ISBN 1-930580-71-1, 208 pages, $14.95, softcover.)

News issued by: Pine Orchard Inc.

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Original Story ID: (865) :: 2005-10-1003-001

Original Keywords: Karun Nayar, Pine Orchard Inc., Ulyssian Publications, October 2005, author, book, physician in Florida, ISBN 1-930580-71-1 Pine Orchard Inc.

NEWS SOURCE: Pine Orchard Inc. | Published: 2005-10-03 11:23:00

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