Health and Medical News and Resources

General interest items edited by Janice Flahiff

Health Educators, Foundations Announce Competencies And Action Strategies For Interprofessional Education

From the 12 May 2011 Medical News Today article

Two new reports released today by six national health professions associations and three private foundations recommend new competencies for interprofessional education in the health professions, and action strategies to implement them in institutions across the country. By establishing these competencies, the proponents believe our nation’s health care system can be transformed to provide collaborative, high-quality, and cost-effective care to better serve every patient.

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May 11, 2011 Posted by | Public Health | , , | Leave a comment

HHS Offers New Tool for Medical School Students to Learn, Detect Medicare Fraud

From a November 8, 2010 US Health and Humans Services (HHS) news release

The Department of Health & Human Service’s Office of Inspector General has released a new tool geared toward educating medical school students on Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse laws, according to a news report byThe Hill.

The tool is a booklet, titled “Roadmap for New Physicians: Avoiding Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Abuse,” that will be delivered to medical schools across the country. The booklet covers education on specific fraud and abuse laws and physician relationships with payors, other providers and vendors.

The booklet’s release follows an OIG report that suggested medical school students aren’t adequately trained on healthcare fraud law.

Read The Hill‘s news report about the OIG’s “Roadmap for New Physicians: Avoiding Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Abuse.”

Read other coverage about healthcare fraud reports:

– WSJ: AMA Keeping Data on Physicians and Individual Healthcare Providers Confidential

– Report: Number of Suspected New York Medicaid Fraud Cases Doubled Since Last Year

November 15, 2010 Posted by | Librarian Resources, Professional Health Care Resources | , , , , , | Leave a comment


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