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Second nurse pleads guilty to role in cancer center fraud

SUMMIT — A second nurse has pleaded guilty to failing to report a crime at a south Mississippi cancer clinic that was shut down over unsafe practices and accused of a multimillion-dollar fraud. Brittany Davis Powell pleaded guilty yesterday to misprision of a felony during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Jackson. Her lawyer, […] [...]

Blue Cross agrees to pay in-network rates at four HMA hospitals

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Under increasing pressure from Gov. Phil Bryant and the state Insurance Department, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi said yesterday it would start paying in-network rates at four hospitals whose contracts the insurer had canceled. Mississippi’s largest private health insurer said it would resume higher payments to Amory’s Gilmore Memorial Regional […] [...]

Supervisors to hear latest from CEO on sale of hospital

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Board of Supervisors will meet this week with the chief executive officer of the company hired to sell Natchez Regional Medical Center. The board has scheduled on the agenda for its meeting today an appearance by Scott Phillips of Healthcare Management Partners. HMP was hired in June to market NRMC […] [...]

HMA turns down Blue Cross’ reinstatement offer to four Mississippi hospitals

JACKSON — Health Management Associates has rejected an offer from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi to reinstate four of 10 HMA-owned hospitals in Mississippi into the insurer’s provider network. HMA says the terms were unacceptable. Blue Cross Blue Shield issued a news release Monday stating it would be willing to reinstate the four hospitals […] [...]

Nurse pleads guilty to role in cancer center fraud

SUMMIT — A nurse has pleaded guilty to failing to report a crime at a former cancer clinic involved in a multimillion-dollar fraud. Courtney Michelle Young pleaded guilty to misprision of a felony today in U.S. District Court in Jackson. A plea agreement filed in court records said Young faces up to three years in […] [...]

Another West Nile case confirmed; brings 2013 total to 40

HINDS COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health says one newly confirmed case of West Nile virus bring the state total to 40 this year. The new case is in Hinds County. So far this year, cases have been reported in Adams, Bolivar, Forrest (5), Harrison, Hinds (12), Jones (2), Lamar (4), Leflore (2), […] [...]

Healthcare Simulation Center opens at MGCCC

GULFPORT — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has opened its Healthcare Simulation Center at its Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center in Gulfport. The new center will be the only simulation center with public access on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Part of the master plan for MGCCC’s Nursing and Allied Health Division, the center will be […] [...]

Second nurse involved in cancer center fraud to plead guilty

SUMMIT — A change of plea hearing has been scheduled for a second nurse charged with withholding information about a crime at a shuttered cancer clinic involved in a multimillion-dollar fraud. A filing in U.S. District Court in Jackson says Brittany Davis Powell is scheduled to plead guilty Oct. 21. Another nurse, Courtney Michelle Young, […] [...]

Campaign to finance hospice construction gets $1.5M gift

HATTIESBURG — A $1.5-million donation from the Asbury Foundation of Hattiesburg will move Forrest General Healthcare Foundation closer to reaching its $5-million campaign to build Hospice House of South Mississippi. Hospice House will provide physical and medical care for people with a limited life expectancy. The Hattiesburg American reports the Asbury Foundation’s contribution puts FGHF […] [...]

State Sen. Terry Brown being treated for cancer

UPDATED …   State Sen. Terry Brown being treated for cancer COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — State Sen. Terry Brown of Columbus says he’s undergoing chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer in his left lung. Brown tells WCBI-TV (http://bit.ly/17gtc75 ) on Wednesday that the cancer is in its early stages and doctors have not talked to […] [...]

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