Mont. hospital, radiology practice seek suit dismissal December 6, 2016 -- Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital and Advanced Medical Imaging have requested that a federal judge dismiss a suit alleging their involvement in a kickback scheme that resulted in millions of dollars worth of fraudulent claims to government healthcare programs, according to a December 2 report by the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
Postmortem CT tops autopsy, study finds December 6, 2016 -- Autopsy misses injuries that can only be seen on postmortem CT for 17% to 21% of all injuries in those who died from firearms, pediatric trauma, or blunt force, according to a recent article on the National Institute of Justice website, NIJ.gov.
Bayer launches e-commerce site, partners with nonprofit December 5, 2016 -- Bayer launched a new e-commerce website and established a collaboration with the nonprofit organization Rad-Aid International to help advance Rad-Aid's mission to increase and improve radiology technology and medical imaging in developing and impoverished countries around the world.
U.S. healthcare spending grew at higher rate in 2015 December 2, 2016 -- U.S. healthcare spending in 2015 grew at a rate of 5.8% to reach $3.2 trillion, or $9,990 per person, according to a new analysis from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Health Affairs.
House passes 21st Century Cures Act December 2, 2016 -- In a 392 to 26 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives on November 30 passed the 21st Century Cures Act, legislation that will invest $6.3 billion in public health initiatives.