Nevada to settle patient dumping lawsuit; Erlanger Health System will pay $600K to settle interim CEO's wrongful termination lawsuit;

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> Nevada will pay the city of San Francisco $400,000 to settle a patient-dumping lawsuit that claimed the state bused poor and mentally patients from a Las Vegas hospital to the Bay Area without providing plans for their care, Reuters reports. Article

> A $25 million termination lawsuit against Erlanger Health System in Tennessee by its former interim CEO was settled for $600,000, according to the Times Free Press. Article

> A Bronx hospital worker was found dead inside a bathroom days after he went to the emergency room for an injured finger, according to NBC New York.  Article

Practice Management News

 > Adults who become addicted to prescription painkillers aren't always the only patients their doctors must consider. Women who are pregnant and addicted risk having babies suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome and other substance-related complications, and often have difficulty obtaining proper care for themselves or their unborn children, according to a report from MedPage Today. Article

 > Routine aspects of medical care such as filling out forms and finding the restroom aren't so straightforward for patients who are transgender. Taking steps to make practices more lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)–friendly don't just make patients feel more welcome, but also could mean the difference between people getting or skipping needed care, according to a story from NPR. Article

And Finally… The Wright stuff.  Article