Here are seven updates:
SCA stock receives 'hold' rating
Nine analyst firms gave Surgical Care Affiliates stock a consensus "hold" rating. The stock has an average 12-month price target of $40.57 per share.
2 patients shot by off-duty police officers at hospitals in Ohio & Texas
Two patients were shot by off-duty police officers Thursday in two separate incidents — one at Garfield, Ohio-based Marymount Hospital, and another at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Houston. Both patients were described as being "combative."
Cleveland Clinic Florida $302M expansion to include ASC
Cleveland Clinic Florida plans to expand its Weston location and build a new clinic and an ambulatory surgery center in Coral Springs. The expansion is expected to cost $302 million and will include 40 exam rooms and an ambulatory surgery center.
Kmart pays $1.4M in false claims settlement
Illinois-based Kmart paid $1.4 million to settle allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by persuading Medicare beneficiaries to fill their prescriptions at Kmart pharmacies.
CMS selects Dr. William Rogers as ombudsman for ICD-10
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services selected William Rogers, MD, to oversee the ICD-10 transition. He presently serves as an emergency room physician and director of CMS' Physicians Regulatory Issues Team.
Physicians still content despite healthcare changes
Physicians report they are still happy despite the changes in healthcare, according to Physicians Practice's 2015 Great American Physician survey. The average rating of "happiness" on a scale from one to 10 was 7.3.
IPSIS consults on how to operate patient safety investigations
The Independent Patient Safety Investigation Service and NHS organizations will look into how investigations are handled regarding patient safety incidents in 2016. An expert advisory group is deciding what IPSIS should investigate and which individuals and resources will prove to be important to the investigations.