LifePoint income down 32 %, revenue up 8.2%; 3 reasons to invite radiology residents on rounds;

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> LifePoint Hospitals saw second-quarter net income drop 32 percent to $27.1 million, the Tennessee-based hospital operator announced Friday. But for the three months ended June 30, LifePoint reported revenues from continuing operations jumped 8.2 percent year over year to $894.9 million. Announcement

 > A former healthcare clinic director and licensed clinical psychologist at defunct health provider Health Care Solutions Network, Inc. (HCSN) was sentenced in Miami to serve 135 months in prison for her central role in a fraud scheme that resulted in more than $63 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare and Florida Medicaid. Statement

> Long Beach Medical Center, the last hospital still closed after Superstorm Sandy, is clashing with the state Health Department over claims that the facility should merge with its closest competitor to continue providing services, the Associated Press reported. Article

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> To improve the consulting skills of radiology residents, Mark Mamlouk, a former senior radiology resident at the University of California, Irvine, and his colleagues developed a pilot study in which residents participated in rounds with clinical teams. Article

> Mammography call back rates could be higher in hospitals than at community medical offices, according to a new study published online in Radiology. The study's authors suggest there may be a limit to the use of call back rates as a quality measure when assessing mammography. Article

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