Breaking Healthcare News March 23, 2012
- Nurses accused in hospice fraud scheme
Five nurses employed by a Philadelphia hospice company are accused of taking part in a multi-year fraud scheme, the U.S. Justice Department said.
- $4 billion price tag for VA, Defense EHRs
The proposed new, best-of-breed, joint electronic health-record system to be created for the Veterans Affairs and Defense Departments will cost $4 billion just to develop and probably a lot more to license and install, said Roger Baker, the…
- ONC seeks videos starring health IT
Electronic health records and consumer health electronics will be the stars of videos to be part of a contest the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is promoting to reduce heart attacks.
- Analytics provider IHS buys IMS Research
IHS, an Englewood, Colo.-based provider of information and analytics, announced it has acquired IMS Research, a market research and consulting firm whose…
- Democrats mark health law’s anniversary touting its benefits
Moments after House members voted to repeal another provision in the healthcare reform law, House Democrats hosted a news conference to promote the law on the eve of its second anniversary.
- Covidien agrees to buy Newport Medical Instruments
Covidien, a Dublin-based devicemaker, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Newport Medical Instruments for $108 million.
- Two insurers’ rate hikes called ‘excessive’
Two insurers’ rate hikes planned for enrollees in nine states were deemed “excessive” as part of the Obama administration’s latest effort to shame insurers into lowering planned rate increases.
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