At the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association's Annual Training Conference in Orlando, Fla, Jennifer Trussell, special advisor with the Office of Investigations at the Office of Inspector General outlined seven fraud trends that government and private health insurers must keep an eye on.
Changes to Stage 2 of Meaningful Use are unlikely, according to Jodi Daniel, director of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's Office of Policy Planning. Daniel was responding to a question from an attendee at a town hall-style session at the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. on Monday.
Baptist Health Systems, one of the largest healthcare providers in San Antonio, agreed to pay $3.67 million to the U.S. Department of Justice to settle whistleblower allegations it filed false claims for Medicare reimbursement.
California's Fair Political Practices Commission is looking into whether Kaiser Permante broke the law when it hired a former government regulator who spent years investigating the healthcare company, the Los Angeles Times re ported.
When patients do things that bring harm onto themselves, is it okay for doctors to use cost, evidence-based care or some other objective criterion as an excuse to act on a bias that patients don't deserve the intervention for which they're asking? A Washington Pos t article examines these ethical concerns.
Although diagnostic errors reign as the most common, costly and deadly source of malpractice claims in the United States, they're also often the most preventable. As a result, various industry movements are underway to help improve physicians' diagnostic accuracy and catch mistakes before people are harmed, according to an article from the Wall Street Journal.
Many surgeons feel emotionally affected by surgical complications and want more support, a new study published in the British Journal of Surgery said
The percentage of Americans who believe it is not the government's responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare is at a record high, according to Gallup.
The American Medical Association's House of Delegates on Monday directed the AMA to urge Congress to repeal Medicare's payment formula, the sustainable growth rate, before the end of the year.
Fixes to the troubled HealthCare.gov website appear to be working and the error rate is now less than 1 percent, according to a key White House official. The system is currently handling 20,000 to 25,000 users at a time.