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Wis. high court: Whistle-blower law doesn't protect interns
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Wisconsin's law protecting healthcare workers who act as whistle-blowers doesn't apply to unpaid interns, the Wisconsin Supreme Court said last week.
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Wisconsin Supreme Court: Whistle-blower law doesn't protect interns
By Associated Press | July 23, 2014
Wisconsin's law protecting healthcare workers who act as whistle-blowers doesn't apply to unpaid interns, the Wisconsin Supreme Court said Tuesday.
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Lawsuits: Calif. doctors used fake hardware in spine surgeries
By Desert Sun (Palm Springs, Calif.) | July 09, 2014
Doctors in Southern California have implanted counterfeit screws and rods, ginned up in a small machine shop, into the backs of thousands of injured workers, according to lawsuits filed throughout the state.
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Patient-safety advocates issue call for regulation
By Joe Carlson and Sabriya Rice | June 14, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The late Wilbur Cohen, one of Medicare's chief architects, noted it wasn't a glitch that prevented the federal program from policing the practice of medicine, including its safety and quality. Rather, that was a design feature.
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Cantor loss makes House move on healthcare unlikely
By Paul Demko | June 14, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The stunning Republican primary defeat last week of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has triggered upheaval in congressional GOP leadership and even further reduced the odds of the House taking up any significant healthcare legislation before the November elections.
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Cantor defeat diverts House's course on healthcare
By Paul Demko | June 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The stunning defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has triggered upheaval in the Republican leadership and cast uncertainty on the prospects for any significant healthcare legislation being taken up before the November elections.
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SGR remains focal point of docs' ire at AMA meeting
By Andis Robeznieks | June 07, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A major theme of American Medical Association President Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven's address at the opening session of the AMA House of Delegates meeting in Chicago was a familiar one: Congress let doctors and senior citizens down when they once again failed to pass Medicare payment reform.
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Med-mal market shifting from traditional coverage offerings
By Insurance Journal | June 04, 2014
The risk profile of healthcare organizations is evolving, thanks in large part to the Affordable Care Act. To manage new healthcare needs medical professional liability, experts say they have had to evolve as well.
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Thousands of Georgia docs lack malpractice insurance
By Atlanta Journal-Constitution | June 02, 2014
More than 2,500 doctors in Georgia do not have malpractice insurance, and their ranks include dozens who have been disciplined by the state medical board for sexual misconduct, illegal drug use, patient deaths and other serious transgressions, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation has found.
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Reform Update: Failed exchanges dog politicians, but fallout seems limited
By Paul Demko | May 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Politicians in states with failed or troubled exchanges are taking lumps for their affiliation with the problem-plagued websites, but the afflictions don't appear to be politically fatal.
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