MA tightens hospital employee licensing reviews

In the wake of a scandal over the falsified credentials of a state public hospital manager, the state's Department of Public Health (DPH) is going on the warpath. The DPH launched a comprehensive review of how it verifies professional licenses and credentials at public hospitals after a social services director at a Boston-area public hospital admitted she'd faked hers. The DPH has begun a program under which the four state-run hospitals re-evaluate their process for verifying professional licenses. The event that touched off the changes was the resignation of Sarah Pawa, who ran a department of seven people at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. Pawa had claimed that she had a doctorate in education and a master's degree in social work from Boston University. She had also claimed that she was a practicing psychologist and clinical social worker.

To get more information on the review:
- read this article in The Boston Globe

Suggested Articles

The profit margins and management of Community Health Group raise questions about oversight of managed care insurers.

Financial experts are warning practices about the pitfalls of promoting medical credit cards to their patients.

A proposed rule issued by HHS on Tuesday would expand short-term coverage, a move Seema Verma said will have "virtually no impact" on ACA premiums.