Two of healthcare's most-wanted Medicare fraudsters have been caught; More hospital executives have clinical responsibilities;

> Two of 10 healthcare fugitives on the OIG's most-wanted list have been caught, reports American Medical News. Reynel Betancourt is accused of submitting $9.1 million in false Medicare claims, and Steven Moos is a former general practice physician charged with fraudulent Internet marketing. Article

> Some hospitals in Missouri are reluctant to report serious medical errors. In fact, more than 30 hospitals co-signed a letter stating that such public reporting fosters blame and punishment, hindering patient safety, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Article

> Hospitals increasingly are focusing on customer service to drive volume and revenue, according to Becker's Hospital Review. Aside from cost and quality, hospitals are starting to use patient satisfaction to differentiate themselves from other care facilities. Article

> Physician executives with clinical responsibilities at health systems and hospitals are growing in number, and more physician executives are undergoing formal training and education, according to a survey from Navvis & Company. Press release

> Analysts at UBS have upgraded hospital-operator stocks to "buy," citing indications that patients are regaining private insurance and returning for treatment after losing jobs during the economic downturn, the Wall Street Journal reports. Article (reg. required)

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