Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Patient safety jeopardized by EHR downtime, JAMIA says. Healthcare IT News, June 7, 2017. Downtime events in hospitals that shut down the electronic health record can come with serious patient safety risks. 2) Teva’s… Read the rest »
Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Twenty U.S. states join generic drug price-fixing lawsuit. Reuters, March 1, 2017. States have joined a lawsuit alleging that six companies conspired to raise the prices of two generic drugs. 2) Frisco-based chain could… Read the rest »
Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Theranos, Embattled Laboratory, Shifts to Medical Machines. The New York Times, August 1, 2016. Theranos is shifting its business model toward selling medical blood testing machines. 2) Experimental vaccine could provide rapid response to… Read the rest »
ABSOLUTELY!! The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) is taking a proactive step toward preventing fraudulent repayment claims before they occur by blocking several home health agencies and ground ambulance suppliers from enrolling in and receiving reimbursement from government programs. Although CMS is proactively investigating and blocking agencies across the country, CMS is also including local… Read the rest »
Could your practice pay $3,000,000.00 to settle a fraud suit? Irrespective of its financial condition, paying $3,000,000.00 was a reality for an Orange County Ambulance Company. “The suit was filed on behalf of the United States by two former employees of Lynch Ambulance, which is based in Anaheim, under whistle-blower provisions of the federal False… Read the rest »
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