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A Small Indiana Town Scarred by a Trusted Doctor
Nearly 300 patients have filed lawsuits against a local cardiologist and his two partners, claiming that they performed needless operations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JULIE CRESWELL Tags: Doctors Malpractice Gandhi, Arvind N (1950- ) Heart Munster (Ind) Suits and Litigation (Civil) Community Hospital (Munster, Ind) Medical Devices Defibrillators Pacemakers Emergency Medical Treatment Indiana American College of Card Source Type: news

Is It Time to Shine the Light of Day on Malpractice Settlements?
Source: Lippincott’s Bone and Joint Newsletter - October 17, 2015 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Best of the Rest Source Type: news

Payers Hit Medical Laboratories with More and Tougher Audits: Why Even Highly-Compliant Clinical Labs and Pathology Groups Are at Risk of Unexpected Recoupment Demands
A related issue is the growing use of contract sales representatives to sell clinical laboratory and pathology testing services and whether such arrangements violate federal compliance requirements More and tougher payer audits are hitting an expanding number of clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups in recent months. Across the nation, experts in medical laboratory billing […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 16, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology aetna Avee Laboratories CERT Audits cigna clinical Source Type: news

No need to panic: Malpractice suit rates remain stable
The fear of being hit with a malpractice suit is an ongoing source of anxiety...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SaferMD helps radiologists reduce malpractice risk Malpractice nondisclosure terms can vary NCoBC: 3 ways nurse navigators can reduce your malpractice risk No second chance: Lawsuits set to rise across the board (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 16, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Docs Who Practice Without Proper Med-Mal Insurance; MoreDocs Who Practice Without Proper Med-Mal Insurance; More
Who's liable when a physician goes bare?; When a doctor fails to prevent a patient's suicide; A judge's impartiality is questioned in medical malpractice case Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 14, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Innovative Medical and Pathology Laboratories in Canada Shared Successes in Improving Patient Outcomes at Last Week’s Executive Edge Conference
Pathologists and clinical lab leaders heard about innovations in microbiology automation, genetic testing, use of mass spectrometry, and lab informatics advances DATELINE: TORONTO, ONTARIO: From across Canada, clinical laboratory executives, pathologists, and health service administrators assembled last week to attend Executive Edge, this nation’s largest conference on innovations in the management and operation of medical […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 14, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing Laboratory Testing News From Dark Daily Aline Gagnon Andrew E Source Type: news

Issues in the News: Medical Practice Crisis Management
Certain events, as we’ve seen recently, can have an effect on the personal safety of doctors, as well as harm their business and personal assets. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - October 13, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Operations Productivity Source Type: news

Why Talking About Mental Health Shouldn't Always Be a Discussion of a Crisis
It sounds like the opening scenes of a certain wildly popular television drama: on Labor Day 2013 I found myself on a gurney in the ER of Beth Israel in Boston, a perfectly healthy 44 year-old victim of an epic panic attack, who would have a very expensive night of tests to determine if what I was feeling was real. I was released around noon the next day with a clean bill of health, and a delicate suggestion: I might want to find myself a therapist. There is so much about basic preventative care that's broken in our health care system, mental health is hardly even on the radar. Therapy, while no longer exactly stigmatized...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DOJ Names Individuals in Suit against Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Sales Consultants, and Two Other Medical Laboratory Companies
In special issue, The Dark Report explains the details of what may be the biggest case of Medicare fraud and abuse in the history of the clinical laboratory business Many clinical laboratory executives and pathologists know about the settlement last March by the Department of Justice (DOJ) of a whistleblower case involving Health Diagnostic Laboratory […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 12, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing aetna blood-testing company BlueWave Healthcare Consultants Inc. cigna Cigna Corporation clinical laboratory Dark Daily Source Type: news

Crisis-Oriented Mental Heathcare is Not the Answer to America's Mental Heath Crisis
It sounds like the opening scenes of a certain wildly popular television drama: on Labor Day 2013 I found myself on a gurney in the ER of Beth Israel in Boston, a perfectly healthy 44-year-old victim of an epic panic attack, who would have a very expensive night of tests to determine if what I was feeling was real. I was released around noon the next day with a clean bill of health, and a delicate suggestion: I might want to find myself a therapist. There is so much about basic preventative care that's broken in our health care system, mental health is hardly even on the radar. Therapy, while no longer exactly stigmatized,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small study: Physicians sued for failing to supervise soft-tissue filler procedures
In medical malpractice claims involving soft-tissue fillers, dermatologists and other doctors were frequently named as defendants for allegedly failing to supervise nonphysicians who did the procedures, in a study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Academy of... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - October 8, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

The Question of Disclosing Medical Malpractice Insurance
A recent N.J. Supreme Court case raises several issues around malpractice insurance laws and whether docs should disclose if they have it or not. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - October 8, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Risk Management Operations Source Type: news

How Orthopedists Can Get Off the List of Most-Sued Doctors How Orthopedists Can Get Off the List of Most-Sued Doctors
Many patients sue their orthopedists for malpractice over predictable adverse events associated with elective procedures covered in their informed-consent forms--but which were not clearly explained. Medscape Orthopedics (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 7, 2015 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Article Source Type: news

When it Comes to Telehealth, Look Before You Leap
With many doctors interested in getting involved with some kind of telehealth model, it’s important to know the legal and reimbursement limitations. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - October 7, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka L. Adler Tags: Blog Health IT Law & Malpractice Compliance Mobile Source Type: news

Despite Federal Regulations That Mandate Patient Access to Their Medical Laboratory Test Results, Survey Shows Most Physicians Oppose Patient Access to Other Clinical Information
In a poll of 2,300 physicians, more than 66% responded that they would not support giving patients access to their full medical records In recent years, a new federal law made it mandatory that medical laboratories provide patients with access to view their lab test results. However, many healthcare providers continue to resist the concept […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 7, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations clinical laboratory Dan Munroe EHR electronic medical record Healthvault Humetrix Source Type: news

Malpractice Insurance Premiums Hit a Flat StretchMalpractice Insurance Premiums Hit a Flat Stretch
Rates rose 0.3% for three bellwether specialties, mostly in the South. Low claims frequency and stockpiles of insurance company cash will maintain downward pressure on premiums, according to a new report. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 6, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Communication Issues Can Lead to Malpractice Claims
A recent study looked at the effect miscommunication had on malpractice claims. The results show the value in being clear and concise with patients. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - October 1, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: David Troxel, MD Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Career Difficult Patients Patient Relations Source Type: news

Disclosing Adverse Events: 3 Vital Steps for Physicians
Many physicians will face a malpractice claim in their career, so the way a physician communicates adverse news is of paramount importance. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 26, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jeffrey D. Brunken Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Risk Management Patient Relations Source Type: news

Preventing Data Breaches: What Physicians Need to Do
Two recent articles underscore the importance of cybersecurity across all facets of a physician’s practice and what questions should be asked. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 24, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog Health IT HIPAA Law & Malpractice Compliance Source Type: news

Before You Get Started in Telemedicine
There is no such thing as a standard telemedicine program. Consequently, it is extremely important to develop a strategic plan first. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 23, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Nick Hernandez Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Mobile Practice Models Source Type: news

Mistaken Diagnoses Are Much More Common Than You'd Think
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most people will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis at some point in their lives, a blind spot in modern medicine that can have devastating consequences, says a new report that calls for urgent changes across health care. Getting the right diagnosis, at the right time, is crucial, but Tuesday's Institute of Medicine report found diagnostic errors get too little attention. The biggest needed change: "Patients are central to a solution," said Dr. John Ball of the American College of Physicians, who chaired the IOM committee. That means better teamwork between health providers - do...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Beware of Year-End Tax-Scams Targeting Doctors
Some year-end scams target doctors externally, while others are brought to them by would-be advisors. Here’s a look at both. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 22, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Blog Finance Law & Malpractice Work/Life Balance Source Type: news

Internationally-respected Experts in Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Ask: Why Don’t We Know More about Theranos’ Technology?
This secretive start-up medical laboratory testing company has not disclosed how its diagnostic test technology works, nor has it given laboratorians an opportunity to examine the technology Several internationally-respected clinical laboratory experts are asking serious questions about Theranos and its diagnostic testing technology, and they’ve gotten few answers to date. Though the number of experts […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 21, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing AmeriHealth Caritas biomedical innovation Capital BlueCross Carlos Slim Foundation CCLM Cl Source Type: news

Do Medicare quality measures miss the mark in radiology?
Tracking physician performance in an effort to improve healthcare quality and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CMS: Radiologists are buying into PQRS program HIMSS: IT professionals target patient engagement NCoBC: 3 ways nurse navigators can reduce your malpractice risk Who is the better radiologist? Levin: Radiology groups must retool to fend off telerad firms (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 17, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Professor awarded $1.2 million NIH grant to study malpractice and 'defensive medicine'
(Northwestern University) What happens to the quality of care delivered when physicians face no threat of malpractice? Does the presence of malpractice pressure lead to 'defensive medicine' -- the delivery of tests or treatments that may not necessarily be in the best interest of the patient but can serve to shield the physician from threats of liability? These questions directly address two important aspects of the US health care system -- quality of care and cost of treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Innovative Clinical Pathology Laboratories Are Adding Value to Pharmacogenomic Test Reports to Help Physicians Better Interpret and Act upon the Results
There’s even a company called Translational Software providing a service to incorporate enriched information about such tests into the reports that labs deliver to doctors Personalized medicine is the good news story in healthcare and clinical laboratory medicine today. Armed with new understanding about the human genome, physicians are able to customize therapies for patients […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 14, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing “A L Source Type: news

Kenya: Female Health Malpractices Rise
[Nation] Female reproductive health malpractices topped the list of complaints lodged against medical practitioners in the last five years but little decisive action was taken against those accused. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Financial Literacy: Year-end Issues for Physicians
For physicians, the last quarter of the year means solicitations for tax and investment schemes. Here’s what you should know. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 9, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Blog Finance Front Desk Law & Malpractice Operations Source Type: news

OSHA Focusing on Workplace Violence in Medical Practices
Protecting your practice from violence is a must, both for overall safety and to avoid penalties from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 8, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: John C. Ivins, Jr. Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Staff Operations Patient Relations Source Type: news

Health Insurers Balk at Paying for Multigene Panels While Clinical Pathology Laboratories and Physicians Pursue Evidence of Clinical Utility
News reports state that Anthem and Cigna have denied payment for some multigene panel tests, saying that the tests are unproven. Other insurers, such as UnitedHealthcare and Priority Health, pay for such tests but only for certain patients A conflict is building between patients and health insurers over the reluctance among health plans to pay […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 2, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology aetna Anthem BRCA1 and BRACA2 breast cancer cigna clinical laboratory Source Type: news

Morning Break: Oliver Sacks Dies, Making Malpractice Suits Easier, Hot ESC Trials
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - August 31, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

CLMA’s Inaugural ICE Award Recognizes the Initiative at Seattle Children’s Hospital Laboratories that Decreased Unnecessary Genetic Tests while Contributing to Better Patient Outcomes
The Clinical Laboratory Management Association is encouraging medical laboratories to submit abstracts about their programs to deliver more value to patients and physicians through the use of clinical pathology laboratory tests Now, more than ever, the house of laboratory medicine needs to be publishing clinic studies and evidence that the money spent on appropriate medical […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 31, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations “Increasing Clinical Effectiveness” ACOs clinical laborator Source Type: news

Op-Ed Contributors: When Bad Doctors Happen to Good Patients
If hospitals and the medical community won’t police incompetent physicians, who will? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THOMAS MOORE and STEVE COHEN Tags: Malpractice Lobbying and Lobbyists Hospitals State Legislatures Law and Legislation Source Type: news

Malpractice Coverage Still Needed When Practicing Ends
Even if a physician stops practicing medicine, malpractice coverage needs to continue. Here's how to ensure you are covered. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 30, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jeffrey D. Brunken Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Law & Malpractice Source Type: news

Possible Bad News for Clinical Pathology Laboratories Should Double-digit Rate Increases Happen in 2016 and 2017 to Healthcare Exchange Premiums
Were health insurers to experience tough financial pressures, clinical laboratories and pathology groups could see a scale-back in medical lab test payments for 2016 and 2017 Will health insurance premiums skyrocket in 2016 for health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act? That’s a tough question to answer, given that projected increases are substantial in some […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 28, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Source Type: news

When Can Medical Documents be Disclosed in Court?
A recent ruling in Texas is important for physicians to know, because it shows that laws regarding disclosure can have exemptions. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 27, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Career Staff Patient Confidentiality Source Type: news

Medical Laboratories in Canada Face Squeeze from a Retiring Labor Force, the Need to Acquire New Diagnostic Technologies, and Increased Demand for Lab Tests
In provinces across Canada, health systems are dealing with limited budgets, growing populations, and the need to transition to personalized medicine Medical laboratories in Canada have something in common with medical laboratories in most other developed nations. Demand for healthcare services exceeds capacity, even as the healthcare system struggles to find adequate funding. This puts […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 26, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing Source Type: news

How One State Tamed the Med-Mal Crisis; MoreHow One State Tamed the Med-Mal Crisis; More
National trend reflected in state's claims experience; challenge to state law rejected; family of seizure patient sues hospital; broadcaster's bum right foot -- malpractice or self-inflicted? Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Column Source Type: news

Milestone Scientific claims CompuFlo meets interim goals in IDE trial
Milestone Scientific‘s (OTC:MLSS) epidural & intra-articular subsidiary said today that the investigative device exemption trial of its CompuFlo epidural computer controlled system has returned successful interim results. The Compass trial is designed to asses the safety and effectiveness of the epidural space verification of CompuFlow, which identifies and confirms epidural space locations, Livingston, N.J.-based Milestone Scientific said. The company said the pivotal IDE study has enrolled 200 patients to date. “The interim analysis of the Compass study clearly achieved the goal set by the FDA IDE investi...
Source: Mass Device - August 19, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Pain Management Software / IT Milestone Scientific Inc. Source Type: news

Is Your Lab Paying Your Practice an Illegal Kickback?
A recent case alleges one lab paid physicians improper fees to use their services. Make sure the same isn't happening at your practice. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 16, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Martin Merritt Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Operations Referrals Source Type: news

Failure to Heed Patients’ Privacy Requests Raises ‘Big Data’ Concerns in England: Offers Lessons for How Clinical Pathology Lab Test Data Should Be Protected in U.S.
National Health Service agency admits to releasing information on 700,000 patients who opted out of nation’s new centralized medical-information database In the United States, the debate is ongoing about how healthcare data is used while at the same time protecting patient privacy. The outcome of this debate will be increasingly important for medical laboratories because—in […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 14, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice dark daily home page Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Management & Operations Ars Technica UK Beth McCarron-Nash big data Care.data clinical laboratory Glyn Source Type: news

50 Shades of Malpractice50 Shades of Malpractice
Malpractice cases range from crazy to shocking to sad to frustrating. Here are some of the most notorious cases from each of our 50 states. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 13, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Male doctors more likely to face legal action than female colleagues
Male doctors are almost 2.5 times more likely to have medico-legal action taken against them than female doctors, according to the findings of a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Litigation / Medical Malpractice Source Type: news

Female doctors are less likely to face being struck off or sued for negligence 
Regulator the General Medical Council has seen a 64 per cent increase in complaints between 2010 and 2013. Medico-legal action includes doctors facing disciplinary action and malpractice claims. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Pathologists Participate in Medicare’s Quality Reporting and e-Prescribing Programs, but 40% of Providers Opt for Penalties over Compliance
Among all medical specialties, pathologists have a high rate of participation in both Medicare reporting programs Many pathologists are aware of Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Electronic-Prescribing Incentive (e-prescribing) Program. But what is less known is that up to 40% of eligible doctors nationwide are opting to not participate and thus get paid […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 12, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Anders Gilberg Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services clinical laboratory College of Source Type: news

Congress Takes Aim at Healthcare Technology Data Blocking in a Move That Might Benefit Many Clinical Pathology Laboratories
CMS wants pathologists and other healthcare providers to report “every issue—small, medium and large,” when someone gets in the way of information sharing Federal health officials are taking steps to end technology vendors’ “data blocking” practices that inhibit the electronic transfer of patient information. This is a tactic that has proven costly for pathology groups […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 10, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations allscripts Andy Slavitt athenahealth Source Type: news

Reliable, High-Quality Clinical Laboratories Continue to Be in Short Supply in Nigeria Despite Efforts to Upgrade Accreditation and Professionalism
Government officials and laboratory scientists urge citizens to ‘patronize only approved medical laboratory facilities and demand quality services’ In Nigeria, government officials and medical laboratory scientists are speaking out about the poor state of medical diagnoses across the country despite their efforts to upgrade accreditation and professionalism of the clinical laboratories that operate in Nigeria. […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 7, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Afriglobal Medicare Limited Anthony Emeribe Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists Source Type: news

Alert! ICD-10 Conversion Is Now 56 Days Away and Could Put Financial Squeeze on Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups
Big question for medical laboratory managers is whether Medicare, private health insurers, and medical claims clearinghouses can make a smooth changeover when processing lab test claims using ICD-10 codes Conversion to ICD-10 is now only 56 days away! Physicians are not the only ones with a large stake in the conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 that […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 5, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing American Health Information Management Association american medical association Billing clinical laboratory Coding Collect Source Type: news

National Practitioner Data Bank
The NPDB is a federal information repository dedicated to improving health care quality, promoting patient safety, and preventing fraud and abuse. It contains information on medical malpractice payments and certain adverse actions related to health care practitioners, entities, providers, and suppliers. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Malawi: Health Workers in Trouble
[Malawi24] Practicing health workers in Malawi must brace for tough punishments over involvement in incessant drugs and equipment theft, in the wake of revelations that most of them are behind the malpractice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news