Private Labs in South Africa Voluntarily Agree to Lower Prices for COVID-19 PCR Tests following Investigation by Country ’s Competition Commission
In an out-of-court settlement, two commercial clinical laboratory companies also agreed to reduce their prices for rapid antigen tests as well How clinical laboratory companies were pricing their COVID-19 tests caught the attention of government authorities in South Africa. Government agencies in that country are establishing what they view as fair clinical laboratory pricing for […] The post Private Labs in South Africa Voluntarily Agree to Lower Prices for COVID-19 PCR Tests following Investigation by Country’s Competition Commission appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 21, 2022 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing Laboratory Testing Ampath anatomic pathology BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test center Source Type: news

Theranos Whistleblower Tyler Shultz Celebrates Former CEO Elizabeth Holmes ’ Guilty Verdict by Popping Champagne with Family Members
As a Theranos insider and whistleblower, Tyler Schultz was able to provide information about the ongoing failures in medical laboratory testing at the once-high-flying Theranos to regulators and at least one journalist What’s it like to be a whistleblower in a high-profile clinical laboratory? Few clinical laboratory workers will ever know. But former Theranos employee […] The post Theranos Whistleblower Tyler Shultz Celebrates Former CEO Elizabeth Holmes’ Guilty Verdict by Popping Champagne with Family Members appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 14, 2022 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Adam Rosendorff anatomic pathology Betsy DeVos CBS News clini Source Type: news

Theranos Ex-CEO Elizabeth Holmes Convicted on Three Counts of Wire Fraud and One Count of Conspiracy to Commit Fraud after Seven Days of Jury Deliberations
Split verdict could still mean considerable prison time for the one-time high-flying Silicon Valley entrepreneur In a trial generating unprecedented interest among clinical laboratory scientists, former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes was found guilty in federal court this week on four charges of defrauding investors. Holmes faces up to 20 years in prison as well as […] The post Theranos Ex-CEO Elizabeth Holmes Convicted on Three Counts of Wire Fraud and One Count of Conspiracy to Commit Fraud after Seven Days of Jury Deliberations appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Two Important Aspects for Clinical Laboratories to Consider Following Elizabeth Holmes ’ Conviction
The Theranos trial brought plenty of media attention, but beneath the hype, laboratory managers have lessons to ponder Editor’s note: This is a special edition of Dark Daily brought to you by The Dark Report. The conviction of disgraced Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes brings a close to one of the most infamous […] The post Two Important Aspects for Clinical Laboratories to Consider Following Elizabeth Holmes’ Conviction appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Malpractice Case: How Did Physicians Miss This Abscess? Malpractice Case: How Did Physicians Miss This Abscess?
A missed infection triggers a legal claim. Could doctors have diagnosed the problem earlier?The Doctors Company (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Trevor Noah Sues Hospital and Surgeon for Medical Malpractice
Trevor Noah is suing a surgeon and a hospital for medical malpractice over a 2020 procedure, which he claims was botched and caused him permanent damage. #trevornoah #trevornoahsueshospital (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Testifies She Made Mistakes, Shifts Blame for Some of the Now Defunct Clinical Laboratory Testing Startup ’s Failures
Jurors are expected to hear closing arguments beginning on December 16 and then will decide Holmes’ fate in criminal fraud trial It was seven days of testimony from former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, reported in detail by most major news outlets. The jury in her criminal fraud trial heard the once-high-flying Silicon Valley executive attempt […] The post Ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Testifies She Made Mistakes, Shifts Blame for Some of the Now Defunct Clinical Laboratory Testing Startup’s Failures appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Takes Witness Stand in Her Own Defense: Admits to Using Pharma Giants ’ Logos on Reports to Investors, But Claims No Intent to Deceive
Former CEO also testified that she believed company’s proprietary blood-testing technology could perform ‘any’ clinical laboratory blood test One relevant question in the federal fraud trial of ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes was whether she would testify on her own behalf. That question was answered shortly after the government rested its criminal fraud case against the […] The post Ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Takes Witness Stand in Her Own Defense: Admits to Using Pharma Giants’ Logos on Reports to Investors, But Claims No Intent to Deceive appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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CNN anchors refrain from publicly condemning Chris Cuomo for avalanche of journalistic malpractice
The anchors of CNN who pride themselves as righteous truthtellers of the highest journalistic integrity were noticeably tepid about their colleague Chris Cuomo, who was suspended by the network... #scandal #chriscuomo #truthtellers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating Depression in Pregnant Women: Avoiding Malpractice Treating Depression in Pregnant Women: Avoiding Malpractice
The risks of untreated depression in pregnancy must be weighed against the potential risks of medication. How should patients be counseled when medication is deemed necessary?Current Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: What Really Killed This Patient? Experts Disagree Malpractice Case: What Really Killed This Patient? Experts Disagree
An obese patient goes under anesthesia for knee arthroscopy. What led to his fatal complication?The Doctors Company (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

During Pandemic, Malpractice Cases Drop Slightly: Survey During Pandemic, Malpractice Cases Drop Slightly: Survey
COVID-19 seems to have had some effect on the number of lawsuits and how long it takes to get through one, but for the most part, not much has changed, according to a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

New Mexico Oncologist Faces Legal Woes Once Again New Mexico Oncologist Faces Legal Woes Once Again
Mohamed Aswad, MD, has lost a malpractice case over the death of a patient with colon cancer whom he treated while still under probation for a past misdemeanor.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - November 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

What Malpractice Insurance Does an NP Working as an RN Need? What Malpractice Insurance Does an NP Working as an RN Need?
I'm an NP considering an RN role -- no diagnosing or prescribing. What if I'm sued or need a license defense?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Article Source Type: news

Dalvin Cook accuser's lawyer rips ESPN, Adam Schefter for 'journalistic malpractice'
Adam Schefter and ESPN are in the crosshairs over the way the Schefter reported the news that Dalvin Cook and his ex-girlfriend are accusing each other of domestic violence. #exgirlfriend #adamschefter #dalvincook #accuser (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Apology' Laws for Malpractice: Deader Than a Dodo?'Apology' Laws for Malpractice: Deader Than a Dodo?
State apology laws were once touted as the answer to lowering malpractice claims, but data show they're failing. Could a new spin on the statutes revive their usefulness?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 10, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Prosecutors in Elizabeth Holmes ’ Federal Fraud Trial Question Witnesses about Theranos’ Edison Technology and the Inaccurate Medical Laboratory Test Results It Produced
Jury also heard testimony about Holmes’ claims that the Edison device was doing clinical laboratory testing for the military in overseas theaters During the seventh week of ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes’ criminal fraud trial, headline-making testimony continued nearly non-stop. A former Theranos product manager took the stand offering damning testimony that tied Holmes to questionable […] The post Prosecutors in Elizabeth Holmes’ Federal Fraud Trial Question Witnesses about Theranos’ Edison Technology and the Inaccurate Medical Laboratory Test Results It Produced appeared first on Dark Dai...
Source: Dark Daily - November 1, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Clinical Laboratory/Pathology Automation, Analyzers, Testing Systems Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing Adam Rosendorf Source Type: news

Jury Awards $6.46M in Wrongful Death Case Against Cardiologist Jury Awards $6.46M in Wrongful Death Case Against Cardiologist
Jurors in a medical malpractice case concluded that the cardiologist and his practice were negligent in the death of a 39-year-old woman with heart failure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 29, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CDC Issues Warning on Candida Auris, a Highly Drug Resistant and Dangerous Yeast Infection
CDC advises clinical laboratories and microbiologists encountering C. auris to follow their own protocols before adopting federal agency guidelines In July, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned healthcare facilities and clinical laboratories to be on the alert for Candida auris (C. auris) infections in their patients. An outbreak of the drug resistant […] The post CDC Issues Warning on Candida Auris, a Highly Drug Resistant and Dangerous Yeast Infection appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 29, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing anatomic pathology Annals o Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Surgery Leads to Deformity Malpractice Case: Surgery Leads to Deformity
A breast lift procedure goes horribly wrong. What should the surgeon have done differently?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Article Source Type: news

UK Raises Payroll Taxes to Record Levels to Recover COVID-19 Costs for State-Funded National Health Service
Under-resourced British healthcare system faces a record high backlog of care with 5.61 million people in England waiting for hospital-based medical procedures Healthcare in the United Kingdom (UK) is about to become much more expensive. The UK government has announced plans to substantially increase payroll taxes to fund the surging demand for care due to […] The post UK Raises Payroll Taxes to Record Levels to Recover COVID-19 Costs for State-Funded National Health Service appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 25, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing News From Dark Daily Precision Medicine anatomic pathology Bloomberg Boris Johnson clinical laboratory COVI Source Type: news

Rwanda: Ombudsman Exposes Malpractices in Pro-Poor Nutrition Programme
[New Times] The Office of the Ombudsman has exposed cases where relatively well to do families benefit from free meals meant to tackle malnutrition in poor families. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Media Reporting Shows Some Clinical Laboratories Charge Significantly Higher than Average Prices for COVID-19 Tests —and It Is Perfectly Legal
When people receive COVID-19 testing at an out-of-network facility, federal law requires insurers to pay that clinical laboratory’s posted ‘cash price’ when negotiated prices have not previously been established In the latest example that some COVID-19 testing companies are charging significantly higher prices than others, The New York Times (NYT) recently reported that one COVID […] The post Media Reporting Shows Some Clinical Laboratories Charge Significantly Higher than Average Prices for COVID-19 Tests—and It Is Perfectly Legal appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 20, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement AHIP America’s Health Insurance Plans anatomic pathology antigen t Source Type: news

Former Wall Street Journal Reporter John Carreyrou Reveals Ex-Theranos CLIA Laboratory Director and Pathologist Was Main Source for 2015 Investigation into Theranos
WSJ reporter affirms that the pathologist was his “first and most important source” in confirming the problems at the now-defunct medical lab testing company During the federal fraud trial of Theranos Founder and former-CEO Elizabeth Holmes, no one has spent more days on the witness stand than ex-Theranos Laboratory Director Adam Rosendorff, MD, the pathologist […] The post Former Wall Street Journal Reporter John Carreyrou Reveals Ex-Theranos CLIA Laboratory Director and Pathologist Was Main Source for 2015 Investigation into Theranos appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 15, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Sales and Marketing Laboratory Testing Adam Rosendor Source Type: news

Former Theranos Lab Director and Staff Testify in Ongoing Elizabeth Holmes Fraud Trial That They Voiced Concerns about Reliability and Accuracy of Edison Blood-Testing Device
Four-star general Jim Mattis testified that he eventually “didn’t know what to believe about Theranos anymore,” The Wall Street Journal reported Former-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes was known for her obsession with Steve Jobs, imitating not only the late Apple CEO’s well-known management style, but also his wardrobe choices. However, clinical laboratory managers and pathologists will […] The post Former Theranos Lab Director and Staff Testify in Ongoing Elizabeth Holmes Fraud Trial That They Voiced Concerns about Reliability and Accuracy of Edison Blood-Testing Device appeared first on Dark D...
Source: Dark Daily - October 6, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Adam Rosendorff MD anatomic pathology Andreas Dracopoulos Carlos Slim centers for medicare and medic Source Type: news

Text Messages Between Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes and Ex-Boyfriend Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani Grab Headlines in Early Days of Fraud Trial
Romantic musings between the now-defunct Theranos’ CEO and COO may be introduced to undercut Holmes’ claims of ‘intimate partner abuse’ Medical laboratory professionals did not have to wait long for the first prosecution bombshell to explode during the opening week of the federal criminal fraud trial of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes. In court filings […] The post Text Messages Between Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes and Ex-Boyfriend Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani Grab Headlines in Early Days of Fraud Trial appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 1, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology Assistant US Attorney Robert Leach clinical la Source Type: news

Linda Evangelista Says Body-Sculpting Procedure Left Her ‘Disfigured’
The ’90s-era supermodel said side effects from a fat-freezing procedure caused her to become depressed and turned her into a recluse after “not looking like myself any longer.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christine Hauser Tags: Suits and Litigation (Civil) Models (Professional) Plastic Surgery Evangelista, Linda Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc Malpractice Source Type: news

Malpractice Claims During COVID-19: More Questions Than Answers Malpractice Claims During COVID-19: More Questions Than Answers
Although healthcare practitioners are protected from medical liability during the pandemic, malpractice claims may still be brought against them.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Can Being an Expert Witness Ruin Your Career? Can Being an Expert Witness Ruin Your Career?
Physicians who testify as expert witnesses can risk their careers even in simple medical malpractice cases. Is it worth it?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

One High-Profile Case Damaged This Physician's Career One High-Profile Case Damaged This Physician's Career
Physicians who testify as expert witnesses can risk their careers even in simple medical malpractice cases. Is it worth it?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

German Feasibility Study Shows Cerenkov Luminescence Imaging May Provide New Technique for Identifying Positive Margins during Prostatectomies
Prostate cancer currently has the highest positive surgical margin rate of any cancer in men, with 21% of patients left with cancer cells at the resection site Cancer surgeons may soon have a new technology to help them completely remove cancerous tissue during prostate cancer surgery. Called Cerenkov luminescence imaging (CLI), this new diagnostic technology […] The post German Feasibility Study Shows Cerenkov Luminescence Imaging May Provide New Technique for Identifying Positive Margins during Prostatectomies appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 20, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement anatomic pathology Boris A. Hadaschik PhD Cerenkov luminescence imagin Source Type: news

Department of Justice Recovers $1.8B from Medical Laboratory Owners and Others Accused of Alleged Healthcare Fraud During COVID-19 Pandemic
It did not take long for fraudsters to pursue hundreds of billions of federal dollars designated to support SARS-CoV-2 testing and it is rare when federal prosecutors bring cases only a few months after illegal lab testing schemes are identified As if the COVID-19 pandemic weren’t bad enough, unscrupulous clinical laboratory operators quickly sought to […] The post Department of Justice Recovers $1.8B from Medical Laboratory Owners and Others Accused of Alleged Healthcare Fraud During COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Theranos Founder and Former CEO Elizabeth Holmes ’ Federal Criminal Fraud Trial Finally Is Under Way in California
Court documents show Holmes’ defense strategy includes accusing ex-boyfriend and former COO Balwani of ‘intimate partner abuse’ that impacted her ‘state of mind’ It has started! The long-awaited criminal trial of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is underway in a federal courthouse in Silicon Valley. Across the profession of medical laboratory medicine, there is keen […] The post Theranos Founder and Former CEO Elizabeth Holmes’ Federal Criminal Fraud Trial Finally Is Under Way in California appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 13, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology Assistant US Attorney Jeffrey Schenk Assistant US Attorney Robert Leach clinical laboratory Source Type: news

Large Dutch Survey Shines Light on Fraud and Questionable Research Practices in Medical Studies Published in Scientific Journals
About half of nearly 7,000 respondents admitted to sloppy practices, which suggests that pathologists and clinical lab professionals may want to be skeptical about the findings of many papers published in medical journals It may surprise pathologists and medical laboratory professionals to learn that as many as 10% of surveyed authors of published scientific papers […] The post Large Dutch Survey Shines Light on Fraud and Questionable Research Practices in Medical Studies Published in Scientific Journals appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 30, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing Adam Marcus Amsterdam University Medical Center anatomic pathology AUMC clinical laboratory clinical patholog Source Type: news

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Faces Trial for Fraud. Here ’s What to Know About the Case
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes will stand trial later this month on charges of defrauding investors and patients of the blood-testing company. If convicted, 37-year-old Holmes—once named the world’s youngest female self-made billionaire—could face 20 years in prison for each of the ten counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud she is accused of. The Theranos case has attracted worldwide attention, inspiring a bestselling book, an HBO documentary, a podcast, a limited series on Hulu and an upcoming film set to star Jennifer Lawrence. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true&rdqu...
Source: TIME: Health - August 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eloise Barry Tags: Uncategorized biztech2030 Companies Explainer Londontime Source Type: news

Ireland ’s ‘CervicalCheck’ Cancer Screening Program Remains Plagued by Controversy Despite Reform Efforts
Two US clinical laboratories providing testing for the problem-laden program have been targets of lawsuits from women who allege their smear test results were misread In Ireland, the nation’s health service continues to deal with the consequences from problems with its “CervicalCheck” service that is designed to provide timely screening for the early detection of […] The post Ireland’s ‘CervicalCheck’ Cancer Screening Program Remains Plagued by Controversy Despite Reform Efforts appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Involving Ophthalmology Trainees Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Involving Ophthalmology Trainees
Although medical malpractice lawsuits may not be as common, or as expensive, in ophthalmology as in other medical subspecialities, they remain a problem.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Hospitalists and Malpractice: A Look at Sobering Trends Hospitalists and Malpractice: A Look at Sobering Trends
Contrary to the trends for nearly all other physician specialties, the malpractice claims rates of hospitalists are not downtrending.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Regulatory, cybersecurity updates affect radiology practices
Workforce training and increased security can help radiology practices navigat...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Top 10 tips for newly graduated radiologists Top 10 questions to ask when buying radiology AI software How the Consolidated Appropriations Act will impact radiology practices Could AI lower malpractice risk for physicians? Can radiologists effectively bill for COVID-19-related costs? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

OIG Report Finds Management Deficiencies at VA Hospital Kept Alcohol-Impaired Pathologist on the Job
VA Office of Inspector General recommends changes in management processes after doctor is sentenced to long federal prison term In a compelling report, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that a host of management failures and “deficiencies in the facility’s quality management processes” at an Arkansas VA hospital […] The post OIG Report Finds Management Deficiencies at VA Hospital Kept Alcohol-Impaired Pathologist on the Job appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 28, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations 10% peer review 2-methyl-2-butanol 2M2B anatomic pathology clinical laboratory cl Source Type: news

A rare case of water intoxication in unusual chiropratic prescription: a medico-legal analysis due to alleged malpractice - Baldino G, Mondello C, Stassi C, Cardia L, Argo A, Raffino C, Ventura Spagnolo E.
INTRODUCTION: Water intoxication is a well-recognized cause of symptomatic hyponatremia, whose often fatal consequences are described in a wide variety of conditions such as psychiatric disorders, metabolic dysfunctions, child abuse, drug abuse and several... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Executive War College on Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Management Returns in November with Emphasis on New Clinical and Financial Opportunities
Following a nearly two-year disruption due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, pathologists and clinical laboratory professionals once again have an opportunity to gather and learn from each other It is good news that the daily number of new cases of COVID-19 continue declining here in the United States. That fact, and the growing number of vaccinations, […] The post Executive War College on Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Management Returns in November with Emphasis on New Clinical and Financial Opportunities appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 12, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Lean Six Sigma, ISO 15189, Quality Management Consultants News From Dark Daily Pathology and C Source Type: news

Are Oncologists Liable for Pandemic-Related Treatment Delays? Are Oncologists Liable for Pandemic-Related Treatment Delays?
For the most part, concerns about malpractice liability because of delayed cancer diagnoses are unfounded, according to medical-legal experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Digital diagnostics firm Cubismi tapped for Microsoft for Startups program
A new digital diagnostics and artificial intelligence (AI) firm, Cubismi, ha...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Oncology imaging errors are the most common cause of lawsuits Business models emerge for AI in medical imaging Taking care of logistics can reduce errors in emergency radiology Misdiagnosis is most common malpractice claim (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Stopping Marine Plastic Pollution: A Key IUCN Congress Goal
Plastic bags may remain intact for years in the marine environment. Plastic products certified to be industrially compostable are no solution for littering, as they do not degrade efficiently in the environment and continue to pose a threat to wildlife as they break down. Credit: Eleonora de Sabata / Clean Sea LIFEBy Guy DinmoreSt David’s, Wales, Jul 1 2021 (IPS) Documented images of albatross chicks and marine turtles dying slow deaths from eating plastic bags and other waste are being seared into our consciences. And yet our mass pollution of Earth’s seas and oceans, fuelled by single-use plastics and throw-a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guy Dinmore Tags: Civil Society Climate Change Conferences Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation International Union for the Conse Source Type: news

Wrong-Site Surgery Doc Says He Can't Be Sued Wrong-Site Surgery Doc Says He Can't Be Sued
A surgeon is attempting an unusual malpractice defense, which will be challenged; unconscious beliefs about people of color raise liability risks; father of impaired baby seeks mega damages.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

What It Means to Be a Clinical Laboratory Whistleblower Outlined in Newly Released ‘Tell-All’ Book by Lab Executive Chris Riedel
Book provides detailed road map for clinical laboratory professionals who believe they have a valid case to file under the federal qui tam statute, as well as lab owners who want to understand what motivates whistleblowers and what practices to avoid Several high-profile whistleblower cases uncovering massive fraud have shocked the clinical laboratory industry over […] The post What It Means to Be a Clinical Laboratory Whistleblower Outlined in Newly Released ‘Tell-All’ Book by Lab Executive Chris Riedel appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 28, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Acorn Publishing anatomic pathology Blood Money Blue Shield of California Chris Riedel clinic Source Type: news

Getting Paid for COVID-19 Test Claims: Ways for Clinical Laboratories to Make it Happen Faster While Avoiding Post-Payment Audits
Legal, regulatory, and payer experts outline steps that help medical laboratories better navigate federal and state regulatory guidelines, eliminate coding and billing missteps, and maximize reimbursements Even as daily COVID-19 test numbers continue to decrease, many clinical laboratories have substantial numbers of COVID-19 test claims that remain unpaid. Despite federal and state law requiring that […] The post Getting Paid for COVID-19 Test Claims: Ways for Clinical Laboratories to Make it Happen Faster While Avoiding Post-Payment Audits appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 21, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources anatomic pathology Caitlin Forsyth CARES CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Of Source Type: news

MD Charged With Manslaughter Now Faces Malpractice Suit MD Charged With Manslaughter Now Faces Malpractice Suit
An Alabama neurosurgeon who was charged with manslaughter in the death of a medical student is now facing a malpractice suit alleging he performed the wrong brain surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news