Preferred Family Health's Ex-Billing Clerk Charged with Medicaid Fraud
A third former employee with a Missouri-based nonprofit mental health provider has been arrested on state charges of defrauding Arkansas' Medicaid program. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Researchers Easily Reidentify Deidentified Patient Records with 95% Accuracy; Privacy Protection of Patient Test Records a Concern for Clinical Laboratories
Protecting patient privacy is of critical importance, and yet researchers reidentified data using only a few additional data points, casting doubt on the effectiveness of existing federally required data security methods and sharing protocols Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathologists know the data generated by their diagnostics and testing services constitute most of a patient’s personal […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 10, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology Benjamin Ru Source Type: news

A review of ACR comments on MPFS proposed rule for 2019
The American College of Radiology (ACR) recently issued its review of the proposed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How Medicare fee schedule changes will affect radiology How patient consumerism affects today's radiology practice Billing for off-campus hospital outpatient departments First steps toward APM participation for radiologists How important is the MIPS cost category to radiology? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

' Physicians of the Mouth'? Dentists Absorb Medical Billing Drill'Physicians of the Mouth'? Dentists Absorb Medical Billing Drill
Dentists and dental staffers are learning to how to bill medical insurers in order to be reimbursed by insurance companies for services that dental insurance plans do not cover.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health News Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) Final Rule for FY 2019, SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program, and SNF Quality Reporting Program; Correction
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services making corrections to theAugust 8, 2018 final rule with the same title. The changes are effective as of October 1, 2018. Includes considerations for rural providers throughout. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 3, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

October 1, 2018: AmerisourceBergen Corp. to Pay $625 Million to Settle Civil Fraud Allegations Resulting from Its Repackaging and Sale of Adulterated Drugs and Unapproved New Drugs, Double Billing and Providing Kickbacks
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 2, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Health company to pay $270M over improper billing practices
Federal prosecutors say a health care company has agreed to pay $270 million in a civil claim to resolve allegations it provided inaccurate information to Medicare (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

AmerisourceBergen to pay $625 million in U.S. civil fraud settlement
AmerisourceBergen Corp, one of the largest U.S. drug wholesalers, will pay $625 million to resolve civil fraud charges over the sale of syringes containing drugs for cancer patients, double billing, and providing kickbacks to doctors. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sunstar Paramedics Employee Recognized for Streamlining Billing Processes
LARGO, Fla. (Sept. 27, 2018) – Sunstar Paramedics employee Ed Wilson has been honored with the 2018 ZOLL Pulse Award for his work. The award recognizes EMS professionals who use data solutions to save money, time and resources, which helps EMS organizations to save more lives in their community. Wilson is a paramedic and Clinical Technonlogy Coordinator with Sunstar Paramedics. He’s responsible for managing the Electronic Patient Care Reporting (ePCR) system for Sunstar Paramedics, which processes over 400,000 electronic medical records every year, both for Sunstar Paramedics and 18 fire departments in Pinellas...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sunstar Paramedics Tags: Operations Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Sunstar Paramedics Employee Recognized for Streamlining Billing Processes
LARGO, Fla. (Sept. 27, 2018) – Sunstar Paramedics employee Ed Wilson has been honored with the 2018 ZOLL Pulse Award for his work. The award recognizes EMS professionals who use data solutions to save money, time and resources, which helps EMS organizations to save more lives in their community. Wilson is a paramedic and Clinical Technonlogy Coordinator with Sunstar Paramedics. He’s responsible for managing the Electronic Patient Care Reporting (ePCR) system for Sunstar Paramedics, which processes over 400,000 electronic medical records every year, both for Sunstar Paramedics and 18 fire departments in Pinellas...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sunstar Paramedics Tags: Operations Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

DSP Clinical Research Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing U.S....
Specialty Contract Research Organization (CRO) continues robust growth with unique, fixed-price billing model and à la carte services approach to guide small to mid-size biopharma and device...(PRWeb September 21, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/dsp_clinical_research_named_to_inc_5000_list_of_fastest_growing_u_s_private_companies_for_5th_time/prweb15775802.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clearwater doctor pleads guilty to fraud
A Clearwater doctor is facing prison time after pleading guilty to a fraud charge, officials say. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida said 66-year-old Jayam Krishna Iyer pled guilty to one count of health care fraud and faces up to 20 years in federal prison. From July 2011 through December 2017, Iyer, an approved Medicare provider, ran a scheme to defraud Medicare by billing for in-person office visits with Medicare beneficiaries. It was later found that those patients… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kelsey Sunderland Source Type: news

Bristol Hospital Selects ESO Health Data Exchange To Improve Community Health and Safety
BRISTOL, Conn. – Bristol Hospital has chosen ESO Health Data Exchange for its Emergency Center. The staff of the Bristol Hospital Emergency Center will have access to timely, actionable data on patients arriving by ambulance, creating near real-time insights for more accurate assessments and treatment options. Additionally, EMS agencies will have more clinical information regarding patient outcomes to help improve the overall patient experience.   “We are fully committed to providing the best possible healthcare experience for our community,” said David Koscuk, Director of Emergency Medical Services ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Tags: Operations Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Bristol Hospital Selects ESO Health Data Exchange To Improve Community Health and Safety
BRISTOL, Conn. – Bristol Hospital has chosen ESO Health Data Exchange for its Emergency Center. The staff of the Bristol Hospital Emergency Center will have access to timely, actionable data on patients arriving by ambulance, creating near real-time insights for more accurate assessments and treatment options. Additionally, EMS agencies will have more clinical information regarding patient outcomes to help improve the overall patient experience.   “We are fully committed to providing the best possible healthcare experience for our community,” said David Koscuk, Director of Emergency Medical Services ...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Tags: Operations Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

How Medicare fee schedule changes will affect radiology
How will the 2019 proposed rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule impact...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How patient consumerism affects today's radiology practice Radiology escapes big cuts to Medicare payments in 2019 Billing for off-campus hospital outpatient departments First steps toward APM participation for radiologists (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

05.31.12 -- Demon Customers, Meet The CMO Hourly Billing Machine
05/31/12 Pharmaceutical Online Newsletter (Source: Pharmaceutical Online News)
Source: Pharmaceutical Online News - September 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Want To Know What Opioid Lawyers Are Up To In Texas? It Costs Thousands To Find Out
Texas counties are asking for more than $20,000 to fulfill requests to inspect the billing records of the lawyers they hired to sue the opioid industry. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

The Power of Data to Affect Patient Outcomes
In my role as the EMS Coordinator for St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Northern Kentucky, I’m the interface between EMS agencies in the area and our hospitals. A big part of our mission is to be a community force that’s visible, transparent and achieves superior patient outcomes. But to do that, good data and processes were necessary.   For us, the journey really began in 2015, when we started researching the best ways to get access to prehospital data from our EMS agency partners and bring that data into the ED. We felt that closer collaboration with EMS would provide much better services for the patients in o...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joshua Ishmael, MBA, EMT-P Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

Partners, Mass Eye and Ear settle billing dispute with AG
Partners HealthCare and Massachusetts Eye and Ear have agreed to pay a combined $175,000 to settle allegations by the Massachusetts Attorney General's office that they billed patients for services without adequately disclosing the costs beforehand. The alleged conduct violated the state’s consumer protection laws, Attorney General Maura Healey said in a release Wednesday. “Massachusetts residents have a right to transparency when it comes to their health care,” Healey said. “I am pleased… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

UC Health provides location, advisers for Netflix movie
UC Health doctors, nurses and other personnel aren ’t likely to get top billing, but some had parts as extras or served as advisers during filming of the Netflix movie “Point Blank” on the hospital system’s main campus last week. Several scenes were filmed at the UC Health administrative offices at 3200 Burnet Ave. in Avondale, which previo usly was the location of Jewish Hospital. UC Health bought the property in 2011. "Point Blank" focuses on an emergency room nurse played by Anthony Mackie… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Texas AG Finds County Violated State Law In Request For Opioid Lawyers' Billing Records
A Texas County has violated state law by refusing to comply with a request for the billing records of private attorneys the county hired to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors, the state's top lawyer has found. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

05.31.12 -- Demon Customers, Meet The CMO Hourly Billing Machine
05/31/12 Pharmaceutical Online Newsletter (Source: Pharmaceutical Online News)
Source: Pharmaceutical Online News - August 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doctors Would Like Trump To Reduce Paperwork Without Cutting Their Pay
About 150 medical groups praised a Trump administration effort to ease “documentation requirements” but worry simplifying billing codes too much could cut doctor pay. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Medicare Overpaid Hospitals $26 Million for IMRT Medicare Overpaid Hospitals $26 Million for IMRT
Medicare has inadvertently overpaid hospitals nearly $26 million for outpatient intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) planning services because of improper billing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Former Billing Director of Nonprofit Charged With Medicaid Fraud
The former billing director for a nonprofit mental health provider has been arrested on felony charges of helping defraud Arkansas' Medicaid program of $2.2 million. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Fast-growing Overland Park health IT company names new CEO
The founder of Overland Park-based eSolutions Inc. retired after 18 years. Gene Creach founded the health care billing and workflow company in 1999. His successor, Gerry McCarthy, joined the company on Wednesday. "I'm proud of the positive impact eSolutions has made on addressing the critical issue of health care provider reimbursement," Creach said in release. "It has been an amazing experience helping build eSolutions into a top-tier health care technology organization. I'm excited that a proven… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Nonprofit's Ex-billing Director Charged With Medicaid Fraud
The former billing director for a nonprofit mental health provider has been arrested on felony charges of helping defraud Arkansas' Medicaid program of $2.2 million. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Medical Device Safety Action Plan: Good or Bad for Medtech?
In April, FDA released a five-pronged Medical Devices Safety Action Plan, full of rhetoric aimed at convincing the public that this new plan will enhance the agency's commitment to patient safety and recognition that safety and innovation should go hand in hand. Some aspects of the plan call for new ways to use FDA's existing tools, while others identify areas where the agency "may need additional authority," according to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD. As with most draft guidance FDA puts forth, the release of the Medical Devices Safety Action Plan came with a public comment period, which ended ...
Source: MDDI - August 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Legacy Health contacting 38K patients about phishing incident
Legacy Health announced Monday that “an unauthorized third party” may have gained access to some employees' email accounts, which may have contained patient information. Legacy is mailing letters to 38,000 patients whose information may have been involved in the “phishing" incident in May. Legacy hired a leading third-party fo rensic firm to assist in an investigation, which determined that some patient data — including names, dates of birth, health insurance, billing and medical information… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Specialty Centers Rank on Best Hospitals List
The MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston was named the No. 1 cancer care hospital in America by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth consecutive year. MD Anderson has been a leading specialty center for pleural mesothelioma treatment, which contributed to its top billing in the 2018-19 rankings. The center is in the recruiting or active-and-not recruiting stage for 15 different clinical trials involving mesothelioma. Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and the Cleveland Clinic, respectively, round ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 20, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Austin company accuses hospital system in Washington of Medicare fraud, sues for $188M
The lawsuit accuses Providence Health and co-defendant of "increasing Medicare billing without regard for accuracy." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jim Hammerand Source Type: news

NM co. keeps track of local physicians' financials
According to Jennifer Jaciw, business manager at Mednet, the health care industry changed a lot over the last 10 years and medical billing and coding has seen many advances. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Juliana Vadnais Source Type: news

NM co. keeps track of local physicians' financials
According to Jennifer Jaciw, business manager at Mednet, the health care industry changed a lot over the last 10 years and medical billing and coding has seen many advances. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Juliana Vadnais Source Type: news

Brookwood Baptist no longer in immediate jeopardy of losing Medicare billing privileges
Brookwood Baptist Medical Center on Thursday night said it is no longer in immediate jeopardy of losing its Medicare and Medicaid billing privileges. The hospital, which is the second largest in metro Birmingham, said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ survey of the facility has concluded and Brookwood Baptist’s action plan was accepted. As we previously reported, the hospital had until Aug. 9 to become compliant with CMS guid elines pertaining to government body, patients’ rights… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Comparative Billing Reports CBR201807 Webinar
September 12, 2018 3:00-4:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brookwood Baptist still at risk of losing Medicare billing privileges
Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, as of Wednesday afternoon, remains in jeopardy of losing its Medicare and Medicaid billing privileges.   According to a statement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, state surveyors are still on the ground conducting a follow-up review at the hospital, which is the second largest in Birmingham.  “As it stands, the hospital remains out of compliance and there is a concern that t he initial deficiencies cited, prompting the immediate jeopardy and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ty West Source Type: news

Brookwood Baptist still at risk of losing Medicare billing privileges
Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, as of Wednesday afternoon, remains in jeopardy of losing its Medicare and Medicaid billing privileges.   According to a statement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, state surveyors are still on the ground conducting a follow-up review at the hospital, which is the second largest in Birmingham.  “As it stands, the hospital remains out of compliance and there is a concern that t he initial deficiencies cited, prompting the immediate jeopardy and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ty West Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) Final Rule for FY 2019, SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program, and SNF Quality Reporting Program
Notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to update FY 2019 payment rates for skilled nursing facilities (SNF) under the prospective payment system, effective October 1, 2018. Finalizes revisions to the regulation text that describes a beneficiary's SNF "resident" status under the consolidated billing provision and the required content of the SNF level of care certification. Also includes updates to the SNF Quality Reporting Program and Value-Based Purchasing Program, among other things. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Hospital system pays $65M to settle Medicare billing claims
One of the nation's largest hospital systems has agreed to pay $65 million to settle allegations of Medicare overbilling in California (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CMS finalizes overhaul to meaningful use program
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a final...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CMS proposes 'site-neutral' payments for outpatient, hospital clinic visits Radiology escapes big cuts to Medicare payments in 2019 Billing for off-campus hospital outpatient departments CMS proposes overhaul of meaningful use program Mixed results for radiology in final 2018 Hospital OPPS (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Missed Visits, Uncontrolled Pain, and Fraud: Report Says Hospice Lacks Oversight Missed Visits, Uncontrolled Pain, and Fraud: Report Says Hospice Lacks Oversight
A new government watchdog report outlines vulnerabilities in Medicare ’ s $17 billion hospice program, pointing to inadequate services, inappropriate billing and outright fraud.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Public Inspecition: CMS: Medicare Program: Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities Final Rule for FY 2019, SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program, and SNF Quality Reporting Program
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to update FY 2019 payment rates for skilled nursing facilities (SNF) under the prospective payment system, effective October 1, 2018. Finalizes revisions to the regulation text that describes a beneficiary's SNF "resident" status under the consolidated billing provision and the required content of the SNF level of care certification. Also includes updates to the SNF Quality Reporting Program and Value-Based Purchasing Program, among other things. Official publication of this final rule in the Federal Register is scheduled fo...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 1, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities Final Rule for FY 2019, SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program, and SNF Quality Reporting Program
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to update FY 2019 payment rates for skilled nursing facilities (SNF) under the prospective payment system, effective October 1, 2018. Finalizes revisions to the regulation text that describes a beneficiary's SNF "resident" status under the consolidated billing provision and the required content of the SNF level of care certification. Also includes updates to the SNF Quality Reporting Program and Value-Based Purchasing Program, among other things. Official publication of this final rule in the Federal Register is scheduled fo...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 1, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
Front desk staff should be trained, and should not be assigned to billing at same time as answering calls (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 31, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiolo Source Type: news

Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 -- Allowing front desk staff adequate time and an uninterrupted environment to focus on billing can prevent problems later on, according to an article published in Physicians Practice. To prevent problems with billing and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tool Improves Identification of Undiagnosed Hypertension
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 -- Use of billing and clinical data can help to identify undiagnosed hypertension, according to research published in the July 27 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brookwood Baptist faces more scrutiny from CMS
Brookwood Baptist Medical Center is once again facing scrutiny from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that could put its Medicare billing privileges at risk. CMS sent a notice to Brookwood giving the hospital – the second largest in Birmingham – until Aug. 9, to become compliant with CMS guidelines pertaining to government body, patients' rights and nursing services. Representatives from the hospital said it has taken steps to address the matter. “Brookwood Baptist Medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Brookwood Baptist faces more scrutiny from CMS
Brookwood Baptist Medical Center is once again facing scrutiny from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that could put its Medicare billing privileges at risk. CMS sent a notice to Brookwood giving the hospital – the second largest in Birmingham – until Aug. 9, to become compliant with CMS guidelines pertaining to government body, patients' rights and nursing services. Representatives from the hospital said it has taken steps to address the matter. “Brookwood Baptist Medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Netflix ’ s ‘ The Bleeding Edge ’ blasts medtech & FDA
Essure activist Angie Firmalino discusses surgeries with a nurse in Netflix’s ‘The Bleeding Edge.’ Netflix has unleashed a blistering indictment of the medical device industry, the FDA and doctors who accept money from medtech in its new documentary, ‘The Bleeding Edge,’ released today. The film depicts people who have suffered injuries and/or illnesses following placement of Bayer’s Essure sterilization device, Johnson & Johnson’s vaginal mesh, various manufacturers’ metal artificial hips, and women whose surgeons used Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci robotic arm to p...
Source: Mass Device - July 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: 510(k) Blog Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Gynecological Metal-on-Metal Neurological Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance AdvaMed Bayer British Medical Journal Intuitive Surgical JAMA Internal Medicine johnsonandjohn Source Type: news

What Could Total Connectivity Mean for Medtech and for Healthcare?
In the very near future, healthcare systems could be able to connect almost all medical devices to their networks. By 2025, most hospitals will have the ability to network connect more than 90% of their devices, predicted David Niewolny, director, market development, healthcare, at Real-Time Innovations (RTI). Today, he estimated that “roughly 50% of the world’s installed medical devices and 90% of the devices that have been introduced in the last year have the ability to connect to a larger network. The reason for the large discrepancy is that the refresh cycles on many medical devices are ten years ...
Source: MDDI - July 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Software Source Type: news