gavel lying on money In response to the allegations, TeamHealth cited multiple recent court cases in which major insurers have come under fire for their reimbursement practices. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In business, outsourcing has been a long-standing practice that can work well if, say, you need help running peripheral tasks while you are operating the core revenue-generating parts of your business. For one Tennessee company, this has not worked out so well.

According to a report in the Tennessee Lookout, Knoxville-based TeamHealth, which created a system of outsourcing hospital emergency medical care, is accused of using emergency rooms to generate profit in a “cartel-like” behavior, which includes price fixing, legal intimidation and fraud.

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