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How to Catch Medical Billing ErrorsHow to Catch Medical Billing Errors September 8, 2015One in 10 medical bills contains a claims error, according to a study conducted by the American Medical Association. Another study done by the Access Project, a Boston-based health care advocacy group, found billing errors occur in up to 80 percent of cases. While the actual frequency of billing errors...How the Non-Profit ‘Joint Commission’ Strives to...Non-Profit ‘Joint Commission’ to Improve Healthcare September 8, 2015An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. According to their Mission Statement,...Cook IVC Filter MDL Litigation Heading to...Cook IVC Filter MDL Litigation Heading to Southern INMarch 26, 2015According to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), all pending federally filed Cook inferior vena cava (IVC) filter product liability and personal injury lawsuits will be consolidated and centralized to be heard in the Southern District of Indiana, for coordinated pretrial proceedings. Cook IVC Filters are small...Lawsuit Alleges Theft of Drugs by RNLawsuit Alleges Theft of Drugs by RN | Indiana Class Action LawsuitMarch 26, 2015Britte E. Smith, RN, who worked at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City, was arrested last month, charged with theft and possession of narcotics and interference with medical services. Standard of Care Not Different for Incarcerated PatientsStandard of Care Not Different for Incarcerated PatientsMarch 13, 2015An Indiana inmate, Christa Allen, underwent gender reassignment surgery in January of 2002. Part of her treatment after surgery included the use of a vaginal stent, a soft plastic appliance worn internally like a tampon to help prevent closure of the vaginal vault. Allen was incarcerated from March 2006 through...New Complaint Accuses Insurance Company of...New Complaint Accuses Insurance Company of Inflating PremiumsMarch 11, 2015A new complaint filed as part of a class-action lawsuitt accuses the Indianapolis-based insurance company WellPoint, which recently changed its name to Anthem, of inflating customers’ premiums as part of a large health insurance monopoly. A new complaint filed as part of a class-action lawsuitt accuses the Indianapolis-based insurance company...David Farnbauch on Best Lawyers List for the 5th Consecutive Year David Farnbauch on Best Lawyers List | Top Indiana Medical Malpractice AttorneyDavid Farnbauch has been selected by his peers to be included in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in  America for his work in in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs and Personal  Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs. Congratulations on being included for at...Planned Parenthood Physician Facing Criminal Charges for...Planned Parenthood Physician Facing Criminal ChargesDecember 22, 2014Mandy Gittler, a former Planned Parenthood of Illinois physician, was sued after a fatally botched second trimester abortion on a young woman in Illinois back in 2012. While the woman’s wellbeing sunk further and further into danger, Gittler delayed her transport to the hospital for 5½ hours. Consumers Union Calls for Warranty on...Calls for Warranty on Replacement Hips and KneesDecember 18, 2014The policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports has been trying to persuade medical device manufacturers to issue warranties on their products. Consumers Union, with an annual budget of about $260 million, works with more than 1 million activists to pass consumer protection laws at the national and state levels...Testosterone Boosting Medications Causing...Testosterone Boosting Medications Causing Health RisksDecember 11, 2014Artificial testosterones are among the best selling drugs on the market. More than 2 million American men have prescriptions for more than half a dozen products that promise to bolster the sex hormone naturally produced in the body. Sales of artificial testosterone, in injectible or liquid form that's applied to...