DoJ whistleblowers reclaim $9.3B; CMS issues self-referral rules;

> Whistleblowers have helped the Department of Justice win back at least $9.3 billion from healthcare providers and pharmaceutical companies that allegedly defrauded states and the federal government, according to a report. Article

> CMS has issued final regulations prohibiting physicians from referring Medicare patients for certain items, services, and tests provided by businesses in which they or their immediate family members have a financial interest. Article

> Health Level Seven, a healthcare IT standards development organization, has opened a public comment period on the Electronic Health Record Technical Committee's Personal Health Record System Functional Model (PHR-S FM). Article

And Finally... Sounds like this cat used up eight and a half of her lives. Article