Reported Zika cases in Brazil top 90K; IHS hospitals weigh privatization;

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> The Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that it has awarded $5 million to 20 Puerto Rican health centers to help combat the Zika virus. Announcement

> Brazil's outbreak of Zika--which has been linked to microcephaly in newborns and neurological problems in adults--has topped 91,000 cases reported since January, according to officials. Article

> Officials are targeting privatization as a potential way to solve longstanding problems at two Indian Health Service hospitals in South Dakota, the Argus Leader reports. Article

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> Medical experts drove the Department of Justice's investigation into billing practices for cardiac implantation devices, and the usual approach could set new precedent in medical necessity cases. Article

> Compliance programs will play a key role in the Office of Inspector General's new exclusion guidelines and federal prosecutors may be slightly shifting their geographical fraud targets, government officials told attendees at the Health Care Compliance Association's Compliance Institute last week. Article

And Finally... Starting off on the wrong foot. Article

 

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