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Record-setting Digital Health Funding in 2017 So Far  Print E-mail
Written by Evan Sweeney | Fierce Healthcare¬†   
Friday, 14 July 2017 15:36

The first half of 2017 saw a record number of deals and an unprecedented level of funding within the digital health sector. Analysts predicted the industry would build on that momentum despite the ongoing healthcare debate consuming the nation's capital.
 
Thanks to a "record-shattering" second quarter, investors sunk $3.5 billion into U.S. digital health companies during the first half of 2017, outpacing every previous year, according to a midyear report by Rock Health. The 188 deals inked during the first two quarters were on pace to surpass last year's total of 304.

 
CDC: Despite recent declines, opioid prescribing is still high and inconsistent across the US Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 10 July 2017 00:00

The Centers for Disease Control, in a July 6, 2017 Vital Signs post, reports:
  • Providers in the highest prescribing counties prescribed 6 times more opioids per person than the lowest prescribing counties in 2015.
  • Half of US counties had a decrease in the amount of opioids (morphine milligram equivalents aka MME) prescribed per person from 2010 to 2015.
  • The MME prescribed per person in 2015 was about 3 times as high as in 1999.
Read more in the current issue of Week in Review>> http://conta.cc/2v4RtQv

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 10:49
 
Genesis Healthcare Settlement Another Example of Government's Anti-Fraud Campaign Print E-mail
Written by Vitale Health Law   
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

Whatever else is taking place in the nation's capital these days, one thing is for certain, there is no letup in the government's crackdown on healthcare fraud. This is made  clear by the continued announcements of multimillion-dollar settlements coming from various fraud-fighting agencies.

One of the more recent settlements involves Genesis Healthcare, Inc., a Kennett Square, Pa. provider of short-term post-acute, rehabilitation, skilled nursing and long-term care services.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Genesis will pay the federal government $53.6 million, including interest, to settle six federal lawsuits and investigations regarding the submission of false claims for medically unnecessary therapy and hospital services, as well as "grossly substandard" nursing home care.

The settlement resolved four sets of allegations...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 00:00
 
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 12:02
 


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