VCU Health names new senior VP; Problems threaten Native American hospital's funding;

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> Virginia Commonwealth University Health System has named Melinda S. Hancock its new chief financial officer and senior vice president. Announcement

> After discovering major deficiencies in a Rapid City, South Dakota government hospital serving Native Americans, the federal government is threatening to pull its Medicare and Medicaid funding, according to ABC News. Article

> A man who led an identity theft operation based on patient records sold by hospital employees accepted a plea deal, according to the New York Post. Article

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> The cost of a single opioid overdose is significant for both the healthcare system and the patient, according to the MetroWest Daily News. Costs include expensive ancillary services such as ambulance rides, the administration of drugs and inpatient drug treatment programs after a clinical recovery. Article

> Fifty-one United States Senators have asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to closely consider its payment rules for outpatient centers operated by hospitals off their campuses, AHA News Now reported. Article

And Finally… Fostering confusion. Article

 

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