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Health care industry breaks records for mergers in 2018

In past generations, physicians often ran solo practices and house calls were common. Since then, physicians have merged to work together in a private practice or work directly as employees of a hospital or other medical or educational facility.

NY doctor accused of importing drugs, faces $1M fine

The United States Attorney’s Office recently accused a New York doctor of importing illegal drugs. The doctor, a faculty member and clinical instructor at the University at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, specialized in treating patients who struggle with substance abuse and addiction. Officers state he imported heroin and cocaine to his private residence. They have not yet stated the believed purpose of these illegal substances.

New law means physicians should review arrangements with labs

It is not uncommon for physicians and physician groups to have arrangements with clinical laboratories. These arrangements may take the form of a small business investment or management arrangement and include financial incentives to use certain labs to provide quality care for patients. In the past, these arrangements were generally not scrutinized by the federal government if they did not result in payment from Medicare or other government providers.

NY doctor accused of incompetence leading to death of patients

New York’s Health Department has accused the former president of an oncology group in the state with gross negligence and incompetence. According to the agency, these failures injured many patients and ultimately led to the death of six patients.

Private equity deals with healthcare practices break records

The healthcare industry broke private equity activity records in 2017. Becker’s Hospital Review reports six big deals that were announced just this month. They include everything from a physical therapy practice management company to a healthcare software company.

Noncompete agreements and physicians: Are they on the rise?

The number of doctors starting up private practices is on the decline. Instead of working on their own, physicians are taking jobs with hospitals. Executives with the hospital often require these medical professionals to sign a noncompete agreement as part of their contract for employment. This has led to an increase in the number of physicians that are bound by noncompete agreements.

New York officials charge 5 doctors for drug crimes

New York officials recently released the indictment of five local physicians accused of drug crimes. The government stated the physicians were “drug dealers in white coats” who knowingly and intentionally sold addictive and dangerous medications, fueling the opioid epidemic.

Study finds doctor burnout leads to increased risk of error

Medical professionals work long hours, often in highly stressful environments. As such, it is no surprise that many doctors find themselves battling professional burnout. It is important to address any feeling of emotional exhaustion — according to a recent study this form of burnout can lead to double the risk of a patient safety incident.

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