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Fake Doc Takes Physicians For A Ride
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

Federal authorities arrested a phony doctor who treated more than 1,000 people in two states and collected $1.2 million for the "care" he provided before trying to sell their health information. The scam could have been avoided, or caught earlier, if physicians had asked questions about the 30-year-old man who wore a white lab coat and claimed to be an allergy expert. [Read More]
  September 22, 2011

 
Editor's Picks
MedPAC Releases SGR Repeal Proposal
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MGMA: Docs Trim Practice Expenses, But Operating Costs Soar
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SHSMD: 10 Tips for Strategic Planning
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Rounds: Performance Improvement for Quality and Bottom-Line Outcomes
Date: October 26, 2011
About: Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast. Host Denver Health with invited guest Virtua share how to make continuous quality improvement with a focus on bottom-line value part of your institutional culture and process.
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Business Rx
Private Sector ACO Models Rooted in Rugged Individualism
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Physician News
CDC Issues Draft Guidelines for Testing Donor Transplant Organs
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 22, 2011
Joint Commission Top Hospitals List Shuns Academic Medical Centers
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 15, 2011
Groups Call for Transparency in Hospital Accreditation Survey Findings
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 21, 2011
Women's Health Services Hold 'Significant' Potential in ACOs
Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, September 21, 2011
Trauma Survival Study Reveals Racial Disparities
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, September 20, 2011
IPAB to Kick-In Early to Ease Impact of Medicare Cuts
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, September 21, 2011
Medicare Advantage Enrollment Expected to Spike
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, September 19, 2011
In cuts to health programs, experts see difficult task in protecting patients
The New York Times, September 21, 2011
Data Predicts Erectile Function After Cancer Treatment
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 21, 2011

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