• Half of consumers optimistic about AI in healthcare

    Fifty percent of U.S. consumers say artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize healthcare delivery — regardless of whether they have used the technology. That figure was even higher (70%) among those familiar with the technology, according to a survey by Deloitte. 
  • Hackensack partners with Amazon

    Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health has partnered with One Medical, an Amazon subsidiary providing virtual and in-person primary care.
  • Lawsuit alleges UnitedHealth used AI to wrongfully deny claims

    Insurance giant UnitedHealth Group is facing a lawsuit alleging it used an artificial intelligence algorithm to wrongfully deny coverage to older patients for care under its Medicare Advantage health policies, Bloomberg Law reported Nov. 14.
  • Nurse sentenced for drug diversion from Massachusetts hospital 

    A former nurse has been sentenced for diverting opioids from a Boston-area hospital. 
  • SNF owner, company to pay $45M for kickback allegations 

    Prema Thekkek, her Vacaville, Calif.-based management company and six skilled nursing facilities owned or operated by Ms. Thekkek will pay $45.6 million to resolve allegations they submitted false claims by paying kickbacks to physicians. 
  • Why this physician is suing Mayo Clinic

    Michael Joyner, MD, has filed a lawsuit against Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic for allegedly violating his protected speech following his suspension after publicly criticizing the National Institutes of Health.
  • Virginia Mason Franciscan Health partners with Amazon

    Seattle-based Virginia Mason Franciscan Health has formed a partnership with One Medical, an Amazon subsidiary providing virtual and in-person primary care.
  • AMA debates ban on corporate medicine

    Delegates at the interim meeting of the American Medical Association's House of Delegates discussed a national ban on corporate control of practices by those outside of medicine.
  • Medicare cuts are 'relentless,' AMA president says

    Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, president of the American Medical Association, urged members to contact congressional representatives in an effort to eliminate looming Medicare pay cuts. He made the push during his speech at the 2023 AMA Interim Meeting on Nov. 10, according to an article on the association's website. 
  • 5 studies physicians will want to read

    Here are five studies that affect physicians that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 18:
  • NFL player launches scholarship program with University of Cincinnati Medical Center

    Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin, who suffered cardiac arrest on the field during a January NFL game, has launched a scholarship program as a thank you to the medical staff at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center who treated him in the wake of his injury, according to a Nov. 9 report from CBS News. 
  • 6 false claims cases making headlines

    Here are six cases centering on False Claims Act violations, as reported by Becker's since Oct. 2:
  • NYU Langone team makes history with eye, face transplant

    A surgical team at NYU Langone Health in New York City completed the world's first whole eye and partial face transplant.
  • How much does it cost to employ a physician?

    The average cost of employing a provider full time in the third quarter of this year was $611,194, representing a rising cost of labor, according to data from Kaufman Hall.
  • Legislators open probe into FDA drug shortage protocol

    House Republicans wrote a letter to the FDA seeking an explanation for ongoing supply chain issues and drug shortages, The Hill reported Nov. 3. 
  • Number of adults with medical debt in collections drops

    Recent changes in reporting of medical debt has eliminated medical debt in collections from approximately 15 million Americans in the last year, according to data from Urban Institute, a nonprofit research organization.
  • Physicians and fraud: 7 cases to know

    Below are seven physicians who have been involved or are allegedly involved in healthcare fraud cases reported by Becker's since Oct. 17.
  • 7 health systems eliminating jobs in October

    Here are seven health systems making job cuts that Becker's has reported on in October:
  • Louisiana physician convicted of $1.6M in tax evasion

    A Louisiana physician has been convicted of income tax evasion.
  • What accreditation probation means for 1 physician assistant program

    The physician assistant program at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., has been placed on accreditation probation.

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