Tennessee doctor indicted for $7.5M fraud; Addressing chronic conditions may decrease child mortality;

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> Raymond Sean Brown, a Cleveland, Tenn., doctor, has been indicted on charges of wire fraud, healthcare fraud, money laundering and mail fraud. Federal prosecutors allege Brown received $7.5 million in Medicare reimbursements for more than 17,000 Botox injections he never performed, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. Article

> The federal government has settled a discrimination complaint against a Flint, Mich., hospital that allegedly prohibited black nurses from treating a white newborn, the Miami Herald reports. Article

> UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., is eliminating the position of CEO and shifting interim CEO Anthony Patterson to the newly-created position of senior vice president of inpatient services, the hospital announced last week. Announcement

> Efforts to decrease child mortality should focus on children with chronic conditions and their parents, according to a new study from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). Report (.pdf)

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> Republican lawmakers are continuing their attack on navigators, who are meant to help consumers when shopping on health insurance exchanges, claiming their education efforts could lead to fraud in the online marketplaces. Article

> As insurers prepare to switch to ICD-10, some are shifting their focus to coordinating with providers, particularly small to medium doctor offices, to ensure a smooth transition next year to the new code set. Article

And Finally… Let's call the whole thing off. Article

 

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