VT, MA doctor-gift bans take effect; Blue plans save $350M on fraud;

> It's a big day for doctor-gift bans. Legislation is taking effect today in both both Massachusetts and Vermont which substantially changes the rules governing industry freebies for physicians. FiercePharma

> It's not just CMS getting down and dirty to fight fraud: the Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plans say that the group recovered almost $350 million last year through anti-fraud investigations. FierceHealthFinance

> New York City is putting electronic medical records at the center of a plan to improve population health. More than 1,100 doctors are participating in the project, which gives free EMR software to participants. FierceEMR

> Here's an interesting project. A Kansas clinic has created a mobile virtual private networking letting doctors, nurses and other staffers at Wichita Clinic stay connected to their organization even when they're out of cellular or Wi-Fi range. FierceMobileHealthcare

And Finally... They say justice delayed is justice denied...especially in this case. Article

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