Brigham and Women's airs medical mistakes to prevent repeating them; Physician bankruptcy filings on the rise;

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> A cardiologist with offices in New York and New Jersey admitted to his involvement in a scheme that delivered unnecessary tests and treatment to thousands of patients and resulted in $19 million in fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid claims, the Associated Press reported. Article

> Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston discloses medical mistakes, and resulting improvements, in a monthly online newsletter for its 16,000 employees to promote solutions that improve care and prevent repeat problems, The Boston Globe reported. Article

> Consumer watchdog Public Citizen is demanding U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius formally apologize for "serious informed-consent deficiencies" in a government-financed study of oxygen levels for extremely premature infants, MedPage Today reported. Article

Provider News

> According to some experts, doctors face not only ethical reasons but possibly a legal obligation to tell patients what the care they provide will cost. So try these three tips for discussing cost of care with patients. Article

> Once a rarity, Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings by physician practices are on the rise, afflicting "top-notch" doctors of all specialties, attorneys recently told CNN Money. Article

And Finally… Criminals, beware of the pocket dial. Article

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