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03 Sep 2012

The Cost of Corruption

California, Community, Healthcare No Comments

Hospital Pleads Guilty to Charges on Medicare & Medi-Cal Fraud
A Los Angeles hospital chain recently pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud Medicare and Medi-Cal by paying recruiters to find homeless people to act as patients. The homeless people were given unnecessary treatment, for which hospitals submitted false claims. Read more

27 Aug 2012

Nearly A Third Of Doctors Won’t See New Medicaid Patients

Community, Healthcare No Comments

According to a recent study published in the journal Health Affairs, about 69% of doctors nationwide accept new Medicaid patients. By comparison, more than 80 percent of doctors nationwide accept new patients on Medicare. Read more

21 Aug 2012

5 Ways Telemedicine is Driving Down Healthcare Costs

Community, Healthcare No Comments

Healthcare cost continues to skyrocket and so does the need for solutions. Telemedicine and mHealth are working to not only reduce the cost of healthcare per capita, but also meet the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s triple aim to simultaneously increase the quality of care as well as improve the health of populations. Read more

13 Aug 2012

1 in 3 Physicians Plans to Quit Within 10 Years

Community, Healthcare No Comments

The following excerpt is taken from HealthLeaders Media’s John Commins based on a recent survey of more than 2000 physicians. The online survey by Jackson Healthcare was conducted between April 19-27, before the U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Read more

07 Aug 2012

Health Advisory – Influenza A H3N2v Identified in Indiana

Community, Healthcare No Comments

The following is an official Indiana Health Alert Network Advisory Message. This information has been provided by the Indiana State Department of Health as of 8/1/12.
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28 Jul 2012

Policy Changes at the FSMB

FSMB, Healthcare No Comments

New FSMB Policy Addresses Physicians Reentering Practice After Extended
Absence from Medicine

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) House of Delegates adopted a new policy addressing patient safety and other issues related to physicians reentering clinical practice after a significant leave of absence from medicine. The policy was adopted during the FSMB’s 2012 Annual Meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 28.

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23 May 2012

Indiana & Immunization – “MyVaxIndiana”

Community, Events, Healthcare, Indiana, State Medical Board, Technology No Comments

Indiana State Department of Health Takes Strides to Improve Immunization Rates
Starting in July, the Indiana State Department of Health will introduce an online tool, “MyVaxIndiana,” allowing the public to directly access their immunization records. Join them for their online Webinar on Wednesday, May 30th from Noon to 1:30 pm where you’ll be introduced to the web portal & be able to ask questions regarding this innovative system. Read more

02 Feb 2012

A Message from the Florida Board

Community, Florida, Healthcare, State Medical Board No Comments

New Chairman & Executive Director for the Florida Board of Medicine

The Florida Board of Medicine enters 2012 with a new Executive Director, Joy A. Tootle, and Board Chairman, Jason J. Rosenberg, MD, FACS. We’d like to take this opportunity to express our well wishes to the exiting Chairman, Dr. George Thomas. Chandra Prine continues to perform as Program Operations Administrator with whom we have had a long-standing, excellent professional relationship. Read more

12 Nov 2011

RSNA 2011

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PLS gears up for RSNA 2011 in Chicago

For a fourth consecutive year, PLS will attend the RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Participation in this massive exhibit of the latest innovations in medicine, energy of the brightest minds, and explosiveness of positive change & learning has proven to be personally & professionally rewarding for our company. Read more

12 Aug 2011

“Labs on a Chip”

Community, Healthcare, Technology No Comments

Detecting Diseases in the Field

Can the most modern of technologies help solve the health woes in the poorest countries in the world? Some biomedical engineers say yes. They are designing diagnostic laboratories that fit on something as small as a credit card, and give results in minutes instead of hours or days. These devices are sometimes referred to as a “lab on a chip.” To use them, all you need to do is obtain a drop of someone’s blood.
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