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May 2018 Archives

Feds join NY in lawsuits against doctors for kickbacks violations

New York enforcement officers arrested five doctors in March based on allegations of kickback violations and the illegal acceptance of bribes. The doctors maintained their innocence and pled not guilty before a federal court in Manhattan.

Should criminal allegations lead to loss of hospital privileges?

A pediatric surgeon facing allegations of cybersnooping on his now ex-girlfriend is in the midst a national debate over when a physician should lose his or her hospital privileges. Should the hospital consider a physician accused of a crime innocent until proven guilty? Or should the accused physician lose his or her right to practice based on criminal charges alone?

New York psychiatric center blamed for death of child

A 14-year-old patient at a New York psychiatric center suffered cardiac arrest due to a severe case of constipation and bowel obstruction. The center transferred the girl to a university hospital. She died within 24-hours of the transfer. The psychiatric center responsible for her care is facing criticism from the state for its role in the girl’s death.

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