Social media is a part of our everyday lives. It is important for nurses to remember that professional standards apply online. This means every post, tweet or Instagram photo could put your license at risk.
A trial this week involving the once-celebrated Dallas-based Forest Park Medical Center is said to be one of the biggest health care fraud trials in history. There are as many as 150 witnesses as part of the government's case against ten defendants, which include four surgeons and one pain doctor.
As someone who makes a living working as a nurse, it makes sense that you would feel anxious and nervous upon receiving notification that someone has filed a nursing board complaint against you. A complaint made to the Texas Board of Nursing has the potential to threaten your professional license, which could have a monumental impact on your ability to earn a living and support yourself.
The government built two successful cases against Texas physicians to start the New Year. The Justice Department’s Criminal Division along with the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) Dallas Region recently announced the sentences for the accused medical professionals.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has required pharmacy giant Walgreen's to partake in a Corporate Integrity Agreement. The agreement requires the retail store and pharmacy to agree to broad oversight and reviews to ensure it is following requirements when involved in federal programs.