FDA Approves First First Wireless Remote Control Device for Back Pain Relief Using TENS Technology–One Device For Over the Counter and Pro Model To Be Available by Prescription–Hollywog FDA Approves First First Wireless Remote Control Device for Back Pain Relief Using TENS Technology–One Device For Over the Counter and Pro Model To Be Available by Prescription–Hollywog

First off you have to kind of like this name as it’s not your typical name for a device company and ...

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

SCAN Agrees to Pay $320 Million to Resolve Over Payment Allegations to California Medi-Cal Program–Billing and Audit Algorithms Busy Again Shifting Money Back and Forth… SCAN Agrees to Pay $320 Million to Resolve Over Payment Allegations to California Medi-Cal Program–Billing and Audit Algorithms Busy Again Shifting Money Back and Forth…

This case was brought about by a whistle blower and goes back to records dating to 1985, a long time...

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bavarian Nordic In Denmark At Risk of Having to Fire 100s of Workers if the US Doesn’t Place Order for Smallpox Vaccine by January Bavarian Nordic In Denmark At Risk of Having to Fire 100s of Workers if the US Doesn’t Place Order for Smallpox Vaccine by January

Normally the order is received around June of every year and HHS so far this year has not placed th...

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

I’ll Take My Licorice Unleaded Please, FDA Alert American Licorice Company Recalling Black Licorice Twists–Discard and Do Not Eat I’ll Take My Licorice Unleaded Please, FDA Alert American Licorice Company Recalling Black Licorice Twists–Discard and Do Not Eat

I love this licorice and hopefully I am not poisoned as I ate a bunch of it a couple weeks ago so I ...

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Friday, August 24, 2012

State of Louisiana Rejects United Healthcare’s Protest Over Awarding Blue Cross/Blue Shield Contract To Manage State Employee Health Insurance–Battle of the Insurance Algorithms Continues.. State of Louisiana Rejects United Healthcare’s Protest Over Awarding Blue Cross/Blue Shield Contract To Manage State Employee Health Insurance–Battle of the Insurance Algorithms Continues..

Here we go again with contract disputes.  United said they were cheaper and have better costing algo...

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Johnson and Johnson Synthes Division Recalls Bone Putty As Product Could Catch on Fire During Surgery Johnson and Johnson Synthes Division Recalls Bone Putty As Product Could Catch on Fire During Surgery

Well J and J didn’t get a break with recalls and this is their new division that was purchased last...

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

President of Ireland With Scathing Critique of US Healthcare System Video–In the US Its All About the Algorithms for Profit–Time for New Leadership With Technology Backgrounds at HHS and at the SEC President of Ireland With Scathing Critique of US Healthcare System Video–In the US Its All About the Algorithms for Profit–Time for New Leadership With Technology Backgrounds at HHS and at the SEC

The president of Ireland spent some time in the US and this is interesting to hear someone on the ou...

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Former Executives of ArthroCare Charged With Defrauding Investors by Inflating Revenue and Creating False Shipments and Orders to Meet Wall Street Forecasts Former Executives of ArthroCare Charged With Defrauding Investors by Inflating Revenue and Creating False Shipments and Orders to Meet Wall Street Forecasts

Boy did I see a bunch of this in my past lifetime.   I used to deal with logistics managers who got ...

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

NIH Hospital Used Gene Sequencing (DNA) to Stalk and Identify Deadly Strain of Klebsiella Pneumonia Where 11 Patient Died With Hospital Acquired Infections NIH Hospital Used Gene Sequencing (DNA) to Stalk and Identify Deadly Strain of Klebsiella Pneumonia Where 11 Patient Died With Hospital Acquired Infections

The infection began with a patient that was transferred from a New York hospital that had a history ...

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Two Health Insurance Executives in Florida Arrested & Face 13 Felony Charges for Concealing Insolvency of the Firm Two Health Insurance Executives in Florida Arrested & Face 13 Felony Charges for Concealing Insolvency of the Firm

In December of 2011, Medicare terminated it’s contract with the firm. The company was based in Tampa...

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Medical Records Sold for Profit From ER Room In Florida Hospital–FBI Makes Arrest -Time License & Quarterly Excise Tax Banks, Companies, Etc. Who Sell Data & Give Law Enforcement A Leg To Stand On Medical Records Sold for Profit From ER Room In Florida Hospital–FBI Makes Arrest -Time License & Quarterly Excise Tax Banks, Companies, Etc. Who Sell Data & Give Law Enforcement A Leg To Stand On

Look how long this took, ok with licensing and excise taxing “any” data seller..law enforcement wou...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Walgreens Expands Take Care EHR Medical Records to be Available at All Drug Store Locations for Reference–Not For Me I’d Rather Use My PHR And Choose What I Want To Share… Walgreens Expands Take Care EHR Medical Records to be Available at All Drug Store Locations for Reference–Not For Me I’d Rather Use My PHR And Choose What I Want To Share…

The medical records system used at Walgreens retail clinics is provided by Greenway Medical and now...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kindred Healthcare Buys Private Equity Held IntegraCare Holdings for $71 Million Kindred Healthcare Buys Private Equity Held IntegraCare Holdings for $71 Million

Last year Kindred purchased RehabCare and now we have another company purchased that offers state o...

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Here We Go Again–Digital Illiteracy With Lawmakers & Those Running for Office–Back to the “Default” Topic of Women’s Health With A Need to Control Something When the Intellect Is Not There…Akin Here We Go Again–Digital Illiteracy With Lawmakers & Those Running for Office–Back to the “Default” Topic of Women’s Health With A Need to Control Something When the Intellect Is Not There…Akin

I guess it’s time once more to address the “digital illiteracy” and lack of focus of lawmakers and t...

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Allscripts Turns to Microsoft To Expand Their Application Development Allscripts Turns to Microsoft To Expand Their Application Development

If you remember back at the end of the first quarter Allscripts was under the gun a bit with not hav...

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Steward Healthcare Signs Letter to Acquire More Catholic Hospitals–Mercy Health System of Maine Steward Healthcare Signs Letter to Acquire More Catholic Hospitals–Mercy Health System of Maine

Steward is the hospital management company owned by Private Equity Firm Cerberus Capital Management ...

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Monday, August 20, 2012

US Health Panel Suggests Making HIV Testing/Screening Standard Practice–Public Comment Section Coming Soon-Let’s Make the Process Simple US Health Panel Suggests Making HIV Testing/Screening Standard Practice–Public Comment Section Coming Soon-Let’s Make the Process Simple

This is a heated topic for sure and when you look at the doctor’s side of this as one MD commented, ...

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Monday, August 20, 2012

California Attorney General Suing Los Angeles Doctor For Refusing to Accept Lower Insurance Payments and Balance Billing Patients for Full Amounts California Attorney General Suing Los Angeles Doctor For Refusing to Accept Lower Insurance Payments and Balance Billing Patients for Full Amounts

This is scary story if all in fact here is true about the practice of the doctor.  We all know that ...

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Monday, August 20, 2012

E-Scoring Credit Algorithms Invisible To Consumers Used to Market and Evaluate, Does Not Fall Under Federal Law And Such Are Used by Insurance Companies - How Will This Work With Exchanges –Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 42 E-Scoring Credit Algorithms Invisible To Consumers Used to Market and Evaluate, Does Not Fall Under Federal Law And Such Are Used by Insurance Companies - How Will This Work With Exchanges –Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 42

This is a good question as we have states debating and some setting up health insurance exchanges.  ...

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Monday, August 20, 2012
 
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