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WILLOUGHBY — Manning has business in his veins

by Published: January 10,2014

Tags: Business, clinics, healthcare, Mississippi

A s we enter adulthood and get on our career paths, we don’t often take time to reflect on our choices and trajectory in life. I analogize it to being in a river with a strong current. We can get swept along in a career without really stopping to consider if it is the path […] [...]

Trial set for ex-Rose Cancer Center doctor, billing agent

SUMMIT — An October 29 trial date has been set for a cancer doctor and a billing agent charged with health care fraud that includes allegations of using diluted chemotherapy drugs and old needles. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, Brittany McCoskey and Monica Weeks were indicted last August on charges including conspiracy and witness tampering related to […] [...]

Ex-cancer clinic officer manager pleads guilty to health care fraud

SUMMIT — An ex-office manager has pleaded guilty in what prosecutors say was a multi-million-dollar health care fraud in which a cancer clinic gave patients diluted chemotherapy drugs and used old syringes on multiple people. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, Brittany McCoskey and Monica Weeks were indicted last August on charges including conspiracy and witness tampering related […] [...]

Bill passes that could close state’s lone abortion vclinic

JACKSON — The Senate has given final passage to a bill that could close Mississippi’s only abortion clinic. The bill would require doctors working at abortion clinics to be OB-GYN certified and have admitting privileges to a local hospital. The clinic’s owner told The Associated Press that all of its physicians are OB-GYN’s, but only […] [...]

Patients of defunct cancer clinic test negative for viral blood infections

SUMMIT — Mississippi health officials say none of the nearly 300 cancer patients they tested from a defunct clinic have contracted viral blood infections such as HIV because of care at the facility, which is suspected of diluting chemotherapy drugs and using old needles. The Mississippi Health Department closed Rose Cancer Center in Summit in […] [...]

Medicaid agency lobbies lawmakers for more funding

JACKSON — Efforts to hold the line on Mississippi’s Medicaid spending are getting more daunting. The state Medicaid agency told House members yesterday that without changes, it now needs almost $884 million for the budget year that begins July 1. That’s up from the $870 million that the agency had previously requested. Gov. Phil Bryant […] [...]

Clinic chooses Epic’s EMR/practice management system

HATTIESBURG — Epic, an integrated electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management system, has gone live across Hattiesburg Clinic’s network of locations and providers, changing the technology of the practice. Since then, patients who have visited Hattiesburg Clinic have experienced a different kind of appointment where they have left the office more informed and with […] [...]

Judge gives cancer center defendants more time for defense

SUMMIT — A federal judge has granted a request to delay the trial of a doctor and two employees charged in a scheme to dilute cancer drugs and use old syringes on multiple patients. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, Brittany McCoskey and Monica Weeks had been scheduled for trial Feb. 7. U.S. District Judge Dan Jordan signed […] [...]

Budget writers looking at significant cut to Health Department funding

JACKSON — Legislative budget writers want to slash the state general fund appropriation for the state Department of Health to $20.7 million — the lowest level it has seen since 1990, when it received $20.3 million. That recommendation comes at a time when the state ranks first in the nation for adult obesity, teen birth […] [...]

Health Department issues CONs for three projects

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Health has approved a $4.18 million project in Tupelo for providing positron emission tomography services. Image Center at BridgePoint LLC sought approval to provide PET services in Tupelo. PET scans work with a radioactive injection to trace blood flow throughout the body. Some medical groups believe the scans […] [...]

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