Medicare accuses UNC of overbilling; Brigham & Women's president will advise NFL;

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> UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill overbilled Medicare by about $2.5 million, officials charge, according to the News-Observer. Article

> A Maine bill would allow the use of medical marijuana in the state's hospitals, WCSH6 reports. Article

> Brigham and Women's Hospital President Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., will become the National Football League's chief health and medical adviser while remaining in her hospital position, the Boston Globe reports. Article

Practice Management News

> It may seem superficial, but physicians' attire has a measurable effect on patient perception of their knowledge, caring, professionalism and trustworthiness, according to a study published in BMJ Open. Article

> While the growing problem of antibiotic resistance threatens lives and economies worldwide, prescription rates are higher in U.S. regions that are more physician-dense, particularly in areas where retail and other walk-in clinics drive competition among ambulatory providers for patients, according to a post in the Conversation. Article

And Finally… Rodents of a lifetime. Article

 

 

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