Cardiologist PAYS $2M to Resolve Unnecessary Medical Tests Claims

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Michigan Cardiologist Group Pays $2 Million (US) to Resolve Unnecessary Testing Claims Keywords Cardiology, cardiac testing & procedures, unnecessary medical testing At a glance Intro: This article discusses a recent case in Michigan where a Cardiologist and his medical group paid $2 million (US) in a long-running legal case to settle unnecessary medical tests claims.…

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Cardiology & Wearable Medical Devices

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Medical-Legal Issues Related to Wearable Medical Devices & Cardiology Wearable medical devices, remote monitoring, and telemedicine visits are becoming increasingly common aspects of clinical care. Novel technology applications can enhance health outcomes, yet also present risks, raising interesting medical-legal questions. As many remote monitoring devices involve vital signs such as heart rate and blood pressure,…

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Cardiac Events While Driving

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Cardiac Events While Driving When a driver suffers a cardiac event such as a heart attack or arrhythmia while driving, the sudden incapacitation may cause a vehicular collision. Injuries to the driver, passengers, occupants of other vehicles, and pedestrians may be serious or fatal. Costly property damage may also result. If there’s a history of…

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Cardiac Procedures in Ambulatory Surgical Centers

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Health Law: Cardiac Procedures in Ambulatory Surgical Centers The rising trend for cardiologists to perform outpatient procedures in ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) instead of hospitals raises safety questions. ASCs have fewer resources than full-service hospitals and may be unequipped for life-threatening emergencies. ASCs often provide a more comfortable, convenient, and patient-centered experience than hospital-based outpatient…

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