Opinion: Colonoscopy mill operator doesn't concern insurance company
To hear Health Plan of Nevada's advocates tell it, Dr. Dipak Desai was a master of deception. He was a real sleight-of-hand artist, a veritable David Copperfield of the colonoscopy. The fact Desai and a nurse anesthetist are on trial facing a list of criminal charges including second-degree murder illustrates the fact he's the one at fault. HPN, on the other hand, is a dedicated and charitable servant of nearly 500,000 Nevadans' health care needs. Its reputation has been besmirched by last month's staggering $500 million punitive damage award for its role in the hepatitis C outbreak at Desai's now-closed Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada.
- CFO Exchange: Smartphones Poised to Disrupt Healthcare, Says Topol
- Antibiotic Overuse a 'Huge Threat' to Patient Safety, Says CDC
- Consumerism Drives Healthcare Branding, Rebranding Efforts
- 3 Traits Personality Assessments Can't Reveal
- PA Ranks See 'Phenomenal Growth,' Lack of Diversity
- CHS Hacked, 4.5M Patient Records Compromised
- CNO on Hospital Redesign: 'You Can't Over-Communicate'
- CFO Exchange: Healthcare Leaders Share 5 Innovative Ideas
- Large Employers Trimming Healthcare Spending
- How Digital Strategy Shapes Patient Engagement at Boston Children's Hospital