ProPublica’s Allen opens window into screening business

In an investigation co-published with his old friends at the Las Vegas Sun, ProPublica’s Marshall Allen offers a revealing investigation into Heart Check America, a company whose high-pressure sales tactics and dubious quality record have earned it reams of consumer complaints and attention from state authorities. Allen’s first-person anecdotal opener alone is enough to make […]

Allen looks at present, future of Nev. transparency

Writing for the Las Vegas Sun, reporter Marshall Allen put a fitting cap on an award-winning investigative run at the paper with a story rounding up the state’s first steps toward transparency in medical error reporting. Through the lens of former Beth Israel Deaconess chief, transparency pioneer and blogger Paul Levy, Allen demonstrates just how […]

Allen wins Goldsmith Award, joins ProPublica

Marshall Allen, an award-winning AHCJ member, is joining ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative news organization based in New York. Allen has been a health reporter at the Las Vegas Sun, where he most recently wrote about preventable errors in hospitals, for which he and Alex Richards just received the 2011 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Marshall […]

Las Vegas Sun’s Allen a finalist for Goldsmith Prize

AHCJ member Marshall Allen, with Alex Richards, is a finalist for the 2011 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting for their two-year investigation into preventable infections and injuries in Las Vegas hospitals. The Las Vegas Sun reporters reviewed 2.9 million records for the reporting of “Do No Harm: Hospital Care in Las Vegas.” Allen recently wrote […]

3 angles to pursue when covering medical debt 

Last Monday, the White House announced four steps to ease the burden of medical debt on health care consumers. The announcement didn’t get much coverage, and one online publication labeled the White House’s actions a Band-Aid.  That characterization seems harsh because, taken together, the steps Vice President Kamala Harris announced are as follows:  Hold medical […]