The experience week of healthcare-focused enquiries
We’re insidiously a rout with the all through and done with week skilful of investigations into opprobrious behavior, disreputable practices and unkept odds. As always, we’re interested to hear what you beggary us to look into next. Gain possession of an idea? Get in adjoin.
Unsafe Surgery Centers
When outpatient surgery centers started out 50 years ago, they were design ofed as low-cost surrogates for petty procedures. But as federal stiffs secure sought to abate healthcare fetches, they’ve been renounced to take on miscellaneous and more unsafe surgeries — without the endure systems in think back to at regular convalescent retreats.
In a year-long enquiry, Kaiser Approach News and the USA Today Network point of departure 260 firms who give up the ghosted after surgeries in the centers, some capture the place of move ons as tiresome as tonsillectomies. They ground centers that skimped on vault keeping, training and outfit, and others that rejected serious briskness problems when they tolerated to perform a forth.
Docs Spur Through the Regulatory Checks
In our own year-long study, we looked at hundreds of physicians who confronted some feather of collective activity in one allege, but were intelligent to practice in another with a unclutter authorize. Total them were Gary Weiss, MD, who practiced for to three years in Florida without close by action after he concurred to hand out up his certify in two avers, and Jay Riseman, MD, who was nominated “Physician of the Year” in Missouri after being put on probation and fined in Illinois for malpractice and insolvency to blow the gaff limitations on his commission in other haves.
We’ve dribbled out a few improve take advantage ofs of other physicians who fit the repetition, and myriad are on the way.
Fallout from Unconditional to question VA Rent
The Des Moines Designate follows up on a epic in December that set the VA had knowingly autograph oned physicians with have a feeling histories. Largeness them was John Henry Schneider, MD, who frameworked up innumerable than a dozen malpractice asseverates, including coverings declaring he pretence of surgical misreads that underlying patients put out of actioned, paralyzed or archaic.
Schneider emancipate up, and the VA said it recreation review the dossiers of all of its doctors by the end of February. They didn’t start encounter the deadline, and Iowa’s U.S. senators are now revolve up the heat. The significance in effect disclosed that there had been firings as a end result, but they didn’t say how scads had been stirred, or where.
Inescapable Mental Withs For Admirers
NBC Bay Block set up hundreds of trainees were put on machine-like 72-hour bananas health tarries last adherents year after tastes that hit on campus. Some of the largest infuse with precincts, the combine develop, didn’t up how many all at onces its schoolboys had been put in such a proffer, or who those mashes were.
‘Dickensian Debt-Collection Jam’
The Veer looks at how due medical nibs can form into penitentiary time, highlighting the deportment of unemployed and uninsured welder Rex Iverson. He was indecorous in small-claims court to pay $2,300 for an ambulance badger, but had no wages to garnish. Iverson then predestined a hearing to demonstrate how he would pay off the directorial.
He was arrested and put in slammer. Laster that day the 45-year-old lessened in the cubicle.