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December 2014

Feds Crack Down on Insurance Fraud Scheme

Florida biller's Ohio ASC scammed millions from private payors.

Published: December 19, 2014

Compounding Center Officials Accused of Second-Degree Murder

Fourteen face charges related to 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak.

Published: December 18, 2014

Chief Financial Officer Pleads Guilty to Soliciting and Receiving Kickbacks for Referrals

Vic Wadhwa faces 5 years in prison for receiving $460,000 in kickbacks from laboratory testing company.

Published: December 18, 2014

Joan Rivers Clinic Outlines Required Improvement Plan

Yorkville Endoscopy will likely remain open.

Published: December 17, 2014

What Caused Hot Dog Electric Blanket to Overheat?

Investigators: Cold saline bag that was touching temperature sensor caused warming blanket temperature to soar.

Published: December 16, 2014

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November 2014

The Top 10 Health Technology Hazards

Alarms still top the list, but with a new emphasis.

Published: November 25, 2014

ASC Administrator Claims Docs Forced Her Out After She Investigated Claims of Sexual Harassment Against Them

Lawsuit alleges doctors retaliated against administrator after she investigated employee claims of sexual harassment.

Published: November 25, 2014

FDA Recommends Black Box Warning for Power Morcellators

Agency says morcellation may spread unsuspected cancer.

Published: November 24, 2014

California Pain Doc Settles Fraudulent Billing Charges for $1.2M

Whistleblower lawsuit uncovered the upcoding of medical services.

Published: November 24, 2014

Alabama Hospital Files Suit to Halt Construction of Competitor's ASC

Medical center claims that competing hospital took too long to start project after obtaining certificate of need in 2009.

Published: November 21, 2014

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October 2014

Don't Wait to Register for ASC-8

Only 1 in 5 Medicare-certified ASCs are ready to report flu vaccination data.

Published: October 31, 2014

Check Out This Slideshow From OR Excellence

The learning and fun never stopped in the Big Easy.

Published: October 31, 2014

Is Joan Rivers's Daughter Suing Endoscopy Clinic for Wrongful Death?

Melissa Rivers hires high-profile attorneys, will likely file multimillion-dollar lawsuit.

Published: October 30, 2014

Do You Recommend Prehab to Your Patients?

Study: Patients who follow pre-surgery program have an edge on rehab-only patients.

Published: October 29, 2014

How to Handle Ebola Biohazardous Waste

Group of organizations releases 5 recommendations on Ebola waste sterilization.

Published: October 29, 2014

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Infection Control

These Products Make GI Endoscopy Safer and More Efficient

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