7 must-read articles for healthcare leaders this week

As you return to work from your Thanksgiving holiday, start your week off right by taking a look at some of Becker's Hospital Review's top stories.

1. Ex-WellCare general counsel gets prison time for role in $35M fraud scheme

The former general counsel of WellCare, Thaddeus M.S. Bereday, has been sentenced to six months in prison for his role in a $35 million healthcare fraud scheme, according to the Department of Justice.

2. Is a Medicare option for all the only practical means to solve the healthcare insurance crisis?

From a healthcare consumer perspective, it increasingly strikes one that the healthcare insurance market is a story of haves and have-nots.

3. Nothing has changed, yet we're walking on eggshells: 6 questions with former COO of the Massachusetts Health Connector

Established in 2006, the Massachusetts Health Connecter was the nation's first health exchange. It was created as the cornerstone of the state's 2006 healthcare reform law, which helped reduce Massachusetts' uninsured rates to the lowest in the U.S. and later became the model for the ACA.

4. 8 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

From a California health system destroying evidence in an antitrust case to a Georgia hospital settling False Claims Act allegations, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.

5. 11 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CEO moves in the last week.

6. Should opioid addiction be considered a hospital-acquired infection?

Some medical experts and healthcare administrators are making the case that if an individual's addiction to opioids is directly rooted in hospital-based care, the hospital should be penalized, according to a recent report from NPR.

7. 200 Outcome Health employees accept buyouts; Stanford, Google team up to streamline EHR documentation & more — 7 health IT key notes

Here are seven recent news updates on health IT companies.

More articles on leadership and management:

United Medical Center board wants to extend contract for fired consultants
Questions linger over plan to end inpatient care at Nashville General Hospital
Michael Dowling: Partnering with others in pursuit of good ideas


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