Doc sentenced for $2M Medicare, Medicaid fraud; Hundreds of workers strike at California hospital;

> An Atlanta physician has been sentenced to one year and three months in federal prison for falsely billing Medicare and Medicaid for more than $2 million in claims, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Dr. Robert Williams, who pleaded guilty to the  federal healthcare fraud charges, was also ordered to pay $771,596 to Medicare and $227,846 to Georgia Medicaid. Article

> Three of the most "overrated jobs" are in healthcare, according Intense stress levels, unsteady hiring, and high physical demands put senior executives, surgeons, and physicians at the top the list. With such "downsides," hospitals should focus on whether employees are happy with their work in order to retain healthcare staff. Press release 

> In a joke gone too far, a former hospital nurse has been jailed after prank calling Georgia's WellStar Kennestone Hospital about a coding patient, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. More than 37 hospital employees, including doctors, nurses, and security officers, searched the grounds for the alleged critical patient, as well as called two other WellStar hospitals. Article

> California is the stage of yet another strike, as several hundred hospital workers began picketing yesterday at Keck Medical Center over short staffing and patient care, reports the Los Angeles Times. Article

And Finally... Zombies land in hospital. Article