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- Former Anthem investigator, physician charged in $20 million health fraud scheme
The U.S. Justice Department charged a former investigator for health insurer Anthem Blue Cross, a physician and three others for submitting false claims to insurers.
Modern Healthcare. Tuesday, 22 May 2018.
- MSU's $500M Sexual Abuse Settlement Sends A Powerful Message
The depredations of MSU's former university physician have affected not only his direct victims but also our faith in universities' "duty of care" for their students. Its $500M settlement sends a message, but will they listen?
Forbes. Tuesday, 22 May 2018.
- Most hospitals aren't ready for mass tragedies, ER docs say
A new survey of emergency physician paints chilling picture of unreadiness
CBS News. Tuesday, 22 May 2018.
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- Doctors: The Doctor Is Cooking
Here we were, 80 eager physicians from across North America in a large teaching kitchen in northern California.
New York Times. Tuesday, 22 May 2018.
- Worsening drug shortages leave providers scrambling for alternatives
Ninety-one percent of nearly 250 emergency physicians surveyed in a new ACEP poll said they had experienced a shortage or absence of critical medicine in their emergency department in the past month. That increases costs and compromises care.
Modern Healthcare. Monday, 21 May 2018.
- Doctor Pay Tops $257K For Primary Care, $425K For Specialists
Primary care physician compensation rose 2% to $257,000 a year while specialist pay is flat at $425,000, the Medical Group Management Association 2018 compensation report shows.
Forbes. Monday, 21 May 2018.
- HCA and KKR team up for Envision bid: Sources
HCA Healthcare and KKR have joined forces to make an offer for U.S. physician services provider Envision Healthcare, people familiar with the matter said.
CNBC. Monday, 21 May 2018.
- Exclusive: HCA, KKR team up for Envision bid - sources
(Reuters) - U.S. hospital operator HCA Healthcare Inc and private equity firm KKR & Co have joined forces to make an offer for U.S. physician services provider Envision Healthcare Corp , people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
Reuters. Friday, 18 May 2018.
- California judge tosses state's physician-assisted suicide law
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California judge on Tuesday overturned the state's physician-assisted suicide statute, ruling that lawmakers did not have the authority to pass it during a special session convened to take up healthcare legislation.
Reuters. Tuesday, 15 May 2018.
- London, Ont., physician Tarek Loubani shot in leg near Gaza border
An Ontario physician who works at the London Health Sciences Centre was shot in the leg near the Gaza Strip while delivering emergency medicine.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Tuesday, 15 May 2018.
- Addressing the Growing Doctor Shortage in North Texas
Texas is facing a serious doctor shortage. The state is ranked 41st in the country for the number of physicians per capita, and 47th for primary care physicians. Now two major medical centers in North Texas are... Photo Credit: NBC 5 News.
NBC. Monday, 14 May 2018.
- Kenyan Doctors Angered by Move to Hire Cuban Physicians
Kenya's government is pushing ahead with a plan to hire 100 Cuban doctors despite opposition from a doctors' union that says the money could be used to employ local physicians instead. ...
Voice of America. Monday, 14 May 2018.
- How 'telehealth' may replace doctor visits in major cities amid a shortage of physicians
Major health care players are increasingly using virtual care, or telehealth, for primary care.
CNBC. Sunday, 13 May 2018.
- Wheaton family sues hospital over grandmother's opioid overdose death
The family of a Wheaton grandmother is suing Delnor Hospital in Geneva, claiming the woman's primary physicians are to blame for her opioid addiction and overdose death.
ABC News. Friday, 11 May 2018.
- How do public 'report cards' affect physicians' treatment decisions?
A new survey finds that two-thirds of interventional cardiologists have avoided potentially lifesaving procedures for high-risk patients when results are publicly reported.
Science Daily. Thursday, 10 May 2018.
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