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Healthcare for $4: Are you ready for Walmart to be your doctor?
Forbes
Goodbye, doctor's office. Hello, Walmart? Based on Walmart's latest moves, it's not as unlikely as it sounds. After years of "Will they or won't they?" discussion, Walmart is making its long-awaited move into delivering primary care: The retailer has quietly opened a half-dozen primary care clinics across South Carolina and Texas, and plans to launch six more before January.
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The surge in US healthcare jobs: Looking ahead to 2022
By Dorothy L. Tengler
HOn Monday, Oct. 6, 2009, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 800 points, closing below 10,000 for the first time since 2004. America was in recession. Since then, the nation's labor market has at least partially recovered. So far in 2014, the United States has added nearly 1.6 million jobs. And through 2022, employment is expected to grow by more than 15 million jobs, or by 11 percent.
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Top 10 healthcare issues for 2014
Healthcare Finance News
Empowered consumers, rapid innovation and increasing competition are among PwC's top health industry issues for 2014, the company announced last week during a webinar. In order to identify the top 10 business issues facing the U.S. healthcare sector this year, PwC analyzed polling data collected from 1,000 consumers and interviews with healthcare industry experts in the fall of 2013.
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Proposed revisions to the AKS and CMP regulations
AHRA
On October 3, 2014, the OIG published a proposed rule, 79 FR 59717, to amend the safe harbors under the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), as well as to revise the definition of “remuneration” and add a gainsharing provision under the Civil Monetary Penalties regulations. Included in the recommended changes is the OIG’s proposal to add AKS protection for certain free or discounted local transportation services.
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Former Oregon nurse pleads guilty to sexually abusing ER patients
New York Daily News
Jeffrey McAllister pleaded guilty to several counts of sex abuse and other charges Tuesday before his criminal trial was to begin. He abused 10 women at Portland's Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for several years while employed as an emergency technician and nurse.
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