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Friday, April 28, 2017 The United States Department of Justice on Thursday announced major settlements in cases involving IU Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Partners Healthcare and Brigham and Women’s Hospital will pay $10 million to resolve a suit that involved allegedly fraudulent grant funding. The other case involves an $18 million civil settlement by Indiana University Health Inc. and HealthNet Inc. to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act.
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Friday, April 28, 2017 Sepsis is often deadly and difficult for clinicians to diagnose in its early stages. So children’s hospitals across the country are forming a coalition to reduce deaths and push for greater awareness of the early warning signs. Forty-four hospitals have joined the effort so far, with more expected to follow suit.
Friday, April 28, 2017 If they didn’t like a previous Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, leading groups that represent doctors, nurses and hospitals say a revised GOP healthcare bill is “even worse.” Leaders of those groups are urging Congress not to pass a revised bill that represents Republicans’ second attempt to repeal and replace the ACA.
Friday, April 28, 2017 Brigham and Women’s Hospital will offer buyouts to 1,600 employees, a move that could also impact other major hospitals in the Boston area. Brigham officials said the hospital is still profitable, but it is under financial strain because of flatlining payments from the government and payers while labor costs continue to increase.
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News of Note
Multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria like E. coli have a significant presence in nursing homes, according to a new study, which calls for more focus on infection control measures in such facilities. Abstract President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday to create an Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Announcement The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit on behalf of a transgender patient against Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael, California, after the hospital refused to perform an elective hysterectomy on the patient as part of his gender transition. The Catholic Register article
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