Lawsuit claims Tenet, HMA paid kickbacks for undocumented immigrant patients; Most health data breaches malicious, not accidental;

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> In a whistleblower suit against Tenet Healthcare and Hospital Management Associates, a former hospital chief financial officer claims the companies paid kickbacks to local outreach clinics to direct undocumented immigrant pregnant women to their facilities, according to WSBTV. Article

> A nuclear cardiologist who practices in Washington, D.C., must pay the government more than $17 million for allegedly defrauding Medicare and Medicaid by double-billing for nuclear stress test studies, reported Bethesda Now. Article

> President Barack Obama told Senate Democrats during a closed-door session on Wednesday he is personally involved in resolving an issue over the payment of healthcare premiums for Capitol Hill aides and lawmakers, Politico reported. Article

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> The number of health data breaches is growing with the push to electronic records, and increasingly thieves are targeting their attacks, according to data security firm ID Experts. Article

> Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center recently moved to cloud data storage, due in large part to their volume of medical records, according to CIO of the Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization Bill Gillis who explained why he thinks the custom network storage system will work. Article

And Finally… Liar, liar, pants on fire. Article

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