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Atos Maximus what you should know

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bluesheart

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Atos Maximus what you should know

Post by bluesheart

In 2014 - 15 Atos medical services announced that they were at last abandoning their UK contract to carry out WCA on behalf of the DWP.

Atos track record over the years became very dubious and resulted in many UK residents loosing their lives!

Although Atos medical announced this above the below document clearly shows that the wool has been pulled over many people's eyes.


this guy Professor Michael O’Donnell, the former medical director of Atos now works as the medical director of Health Management Limited which is a subsidiary of MAXIMUS.
It was alleged that the removal of all reference to his previous role at Atos from his career history on the business networking site LinkedIn in November 2014 was an effort to conceal the close relationship between the two organisations.

now for the real inside of dirty Maximus

November 1997- The Hartford Courant reported that MAXIMUS "gets minimal results" when it was hired by the State of Connecticut to manage a child care program for recipients of welfare. According to the Record-Journal, MAXIMUS "hired too few people, installed an inadequate phone system and fell weeks or months behind in making payments to day care providers."The Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) asked MAXIMUS to meet improvement goals and by December, DSS Commissioner Joyce A. Thomas noted improvements on several fronts commenting, “The good news for Connecticut’s child care providers and the families we all serve is that the situation is rapidly improving. MAXIMUS has come a long way, and we are confident that current efforts are paving the way to long-term improvements."

December 1998- The Sarasota Herald Tribune reported that the State of Florida had paid MAXIMUS $4.5 Million for a Child Support Recovery contract. MAXIMUS was only able to collect $162,000. "On average taxpayers paid MAXIMUS $25 for every 3 cents collected."

April 2000- A New York judge ruled that MAXIMUS "misled" the city's Human Resources Administration about the role a former senior policy adviser to Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani played in the company's proposal for a welfare contract. Six months later, in October 2000, the Appellate Division of New York State Supreme Court, unanimously overturned the lower court's ruling, stating, "There was no evidence of favoritism...There was no evidence that Maximus was afforded unfair access."

October 2000- Six state lawmakers in Wisconsin called for the termination of MAXIMUS' W-2 contract, saying the firm has "broken faith with the state and poor people the agency serves in Milwaukee County."

June 2001- The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that two MAXIMUS employees filed discrimination complaints against the company. The employees stated that MAXIMUS is so lacking in diversity that the companies minority employees referred to it as "White Castle/"
July 2007- MAXIMUS settled a lawsuit brought against it by the United States government for involvement in falsifying Medicaid claims for $30.5 million.

October 2010- The Los Angeles Times reported that 146 medical workers, including doctors, nurses and pharmacists were allowed to keep working despite failing drug tests. MAXIMUS was awarded a $2.5 Million a year contract to run California's confidential "diversion programs". MAXIMUS contracted the work out to a subcontractor who in turn subcontracted the work to another company. The drug testing company was using the wrong standard of drug test from December 2009 to August 2010, resulting in medical workers who tested positive for drugs to continue working.

June 2011- Boston-based Fox25 news uncovered that a wanted fugitive by the name of Maureen Simonetti was working for MAXIMUS as a manager on the MassHealth project and had access to the personal information of individuals who use MassHealth for their healthcare. Simonetti's attorney said his client disclosed pleading no contest to grand theft on her application to work at Maximus in 2005. However, the required Massachusetts background check, known as a CORI, did not uncover Simonetti's grand theft case in Florida, which is an out of state criminal record. MAXIMUS stated that it had "no reason to believe that anyone's personal information was used inappropriately" and terminated Simonetti.

September 2011- MAXIMUS Inc. was sued by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for disability discrimination for failure to promote a female employee because it regarded her as disabled. MAXIMUS settled the lawsuit in August 2012.

June 2012- Through an internal privacy audit, MAXIMUS discovered that a worker in Canada illegally viewed personal health records of 43 Canadians. The worker involved was immediately suspended and later fired. Health critic and member of the New Democratic Party Mike Farnworth said the incident was disturbing. "It's concerning, we've had concerns about M\AXMIUS in the past," he said. "I think what I would like to know - is this an isolated incident? Has it happened in the past?" Ryan Jabs, spokesman for the British Columbia Health Ministry said,"The risk is really low level because it looks like he or she was accessing the information out of curiosity but not for any fraudulent activity."

January 2013- A MAXIMUS employee, Marilyn Beltran, based in Boston MA was indicted for allegedly stealing more than $490,000 from the Massachusetts Medicaid program. The theft had occurred over a period of nine years.
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Post on Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:00 pm by pam

you on the attack again blue Twisted Evil
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Post on Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:18 pm by bluesheart

yep grrrrrr Very Happy

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