PayerIn the 'Wild West' of Outpatient Vascular Care, Doctors Can Reap Huge Payments as Patients Risk Life and Limb
CMS data suggests that from 2017 to 2021 90 physicians billed for more than a third of all procedures and...
Clinical CareAMA: Nearly One-Third of Physicians Have Been Sued for Medical Liability Claims
"Even the most highly qualified and competent physicians in the U.S. may face a medical liability claim in their careers,"...
PayerJury Finds ENT Doc Guilty of Reusing Disposable Sinuplasty Devices, Related Fraud Charges
Anita Louise Jackson, MD, faces up to 20 years in prison when she is sentenced later this year.
Clinical CareNY-Presbyterian/Queens Hospital Pays $2.5M to Settle Self-Disclosed Fraud Allegations
A former physician at the prestigious health system endangered patients when he unnecessarily replace batteries for implanted difibrillators.
StrategyCA's Malpractice Cap Associated with 16% More Adverse Events
A study looked at spending by Medi-Cal associated with malpractice cases from "never events."
Clinical CareMedical Liability Premiums Trending Upward as 'Hard Market' Forms
After more than a decade of relatively stable medical liability premiums, rates are increasing significantly, a new report from the...
Human ResourcesUCLA Will Pay $243.5M to Settle Sexual Abuse Suit
In addition to the settlement, the UC system said it has issued new directives to prevent, detect and address sexual...
Clinical CareMedical Boards Pressured to Let It Slide When Doctors Spread COVID Misinformation
Before any Tennessee physicians could be reprimanded for spreading falsehoods about COVID-19 vaccines or treatments, Republican lawmakers threatened to disband...
Payer5 California Ballot Measures to Watch for in November 2022
Whether healthcare reforms meet with support or opposition, all represent an effort to control the direction of the delivery system.
MarketingInjuries Mount as Sales Reps for Device Makers Cozy Up to Surgeons, Even in Operating Rooms
Device makers train sales reps to offer surgeons technical guidance in the operating room on the use of their products.
Clinical CareDevice Makers Have Funneled Billions to Orthopedic Surgeons Who Use Their Products
SpineFrontier allegedly paid kickbacks to surgeons who agreed to implant the highly profitable devices in hundreds of patients.
Clinical CareApologies Restore Trust When Physicians Make Errors, Erode Patient Experience
Evidence shows that genuine apologies reduce the risk of malpractice litigation when medical errors occur.