February

News Posts in February, 2011

FDA APPROVES USE OF LAP-BAND FOR THINNER PATIENTS
Feb 16, 2011

On Feb. 16, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Lap-Band weight-loss surgery for patients who are significantly less obese than those who were previously eligible. The FDA approval now makes eligible patients with a body ...

PRIME HOSPITALS PASS INFECTION CONTROL SURVEYS WITH FLYING COLORS
Feb 1, 2011

Allegations have been proven false that Prime Healthcare patients were acquiring serious blood infections, such as septicemia, and/or that its hospitals were "upcoding” by improperly assigning a diagnosis of septicemia. In late November ...