12 Charged in Chicago in Largest-Ever Medicare Fraud Sweep
Many health care providers, including 12 in Northern Illinois, were arrested in a $712 million fraud and kickback scheme. Twelve Northern Illinois health care workers, including a River Forest man, have been arrested and charged as part of a $712 million fraud and...
The federal Anti-Kickback Statute makes it a crime to give or receive anything of value in return for “referral” of a Medicare patient. But exactly what is a “referral”? That’s the issue decided by the Seventh Circuit last Tuesday in United States v. Patel.
Statistics on malpractice and preventable medical error
May 13, 2016, by Administration
Medical malpractice claims can help identify areas where primary health care in the United States needs improvement, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. The Academy refers to a study entitled "Learning from Malpractice Claims about Negligent, Adverse Events in Primary Care in the United States", in suggesting that the...
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
May 10, 2016, by Susan Justice, Senior Administration
A new medical study just out from Johns Hopkins tells us that medical errors may kill more people than we thought. They compared mistakes to lung infections and found the mistakes caused more deaths. In the US, that means mistakes are the third leading cause of death, with medical errors right...
Seeing through bad experts, the tobacco industry example
May 06, 2016, by Susan Justice
Why you need a competant and objective expert - the case depends on it:
Adapted from MNT article.
Doctors testified against dying cancer patients for tobacco companies. A new study reveals that a group of physicians have testified for the tobacco industry against patients dying of cancer on multiple occasions, repeatedly stating that...
Diagnosing Patients and the common areas of medical malpractice
May 02, 2016, by HCMP administration
Source of Diagnostic Errors that lead to lawsuits
Healthcare providers and risk managers identify the underlying causes of malpractice in clinical areas most commonly sued for mistakes in care. These focus on medication management, obstetrical care, and surgery. Less attention, however, has been paid to errors in another area of medical care—one...