Texas hospital chain owner guilty on all fraud counts; NQF approves trial for adjusted quality measures;

News From Around the Web

> A jury found Tariq Mahmood, M.D., a Texas hospital chain owner, guilty on 15 counts of Medicare fraud, for which he faces up to 20 years in prison, according to the Dallas Morning News. Article

> The National Quality Forum's (NQF) board of directors approved a trial period to determine the impact of controlling for sociodemographic factors among quality measures, according to an announcement from the NQF. Announcement

Health Finance News

> Hospitals will continue to use the 340B program to purchase so-called "orphan drugs" at a deep discount even if they are not being used for their specific purpose, AHA News Now reports. Article

> Hospitals in the two dozen states that did not expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act begin to feel the financial fallout of that decision, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. Article

> Downstate New York hospitals will receive the majority of $8 billion in extra Medicaid funding approved to help the state reduce preventable admissions, a trade group leader told Albany Business Review. Article

And Finally… Not so sweet as honey. Article

Suggested Articles

Telehealth company Amwell saw its stock spike 42% in its first day of trading Thursday after raising an outsized initial public offering.

A new report outlines major telehealth policy recommendations but one physician group says the changes don't go far enough to support doctors.

Two technology companies are working on rapid COVID-19 antigen tests that can be performed by people at home without involving a laboratory.