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Home care under feds' fraud microscope

By Lisa Schencker  |  December 13, 2014

Facing an epidemic of Medicare fraud in the home-care industry, the federal government is putting a hold on approving new home-care providers in some areas of the country, capping certain types of payments, and using more sophisticated data analyses to uncover foul play.

Texas doctor doesn't recall parts of conversation with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 08, 2014

The Dallas emergency department physician who initially treated Thomas Eric Duncan has acknowledged mistakes were made that led the hospital to miss that Duncan was infected with Ebola. The doctor said, however, that Duncan's care was “appropriate" based on the information he knew at the time.

Book details strange saga of Texas brain collection

Book details strange saga of Texas brain collection

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 06, 2014

When Scientific American asked photographer Adam Voorhes to photograph a human brain stored at the University of Texas at Austin, he knew he was in for a peculiar assignment.

Dallas officials say Ebola response cost $155,000

By Associated Press  |  December 04, 2014

Officials say the emergency response to the Ebola crisis in Dallas cost the city about $155,000, including nearly $27,000 to care for the dog of a nurse infected with the virus.

Texas doctors beat drum for longer ICD-10 delay

By Joseph Conn  |  December 03, 2014

The Texas Medical Association, the nation's largest state medical society for physicians, is asking its 48,000 members to write Congress requesting a two-year delay to the often-postponed implementation date for ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codes.

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