Health & Fitness

Forest Park ex-chief: Finding a way to say ‘yes’

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 3/1 4:11A Bruce Tomaso
Forest Park Medical Center was a cushy place for doctors, even if they weren’t getting bribes or kickbacks. “We washed their cars for them. We served them gourmet breakfasts. We got them front-row, courtside seats to Dallas Mavericks games,” said...

Ex-chief of Forest Park takes the stand

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/28 9:59A Bruce Tomaso
The confessed architect of a vast and flagrant kickback scheme at Forest Park Medical Center of Dallas took the stand Wednesday in U.S. District Court and pointed an unwavering finger at his nine former associates on trial. Alan Beauchamp, who...

Promotion to misprision: Day 5 at the Forest Park Trial

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/27 3:20A Bruce Tomaso
Forest Park Medical Center, the shuttered hospital at the heart of a federal bribery and kickback trial in Dallas, spent millions of dollars promoting the spinal surgeons and weight-loss doctors who did work there. On that, everyone agrees. On...

Drug makers try to justify prescription prices to senators at hearing

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/26 8:50A By Robert Pear
The Senate Finance Committee hearing could be a first step toward legislation to provide some relief to consumers, as lawmakers of both parties and President Donald Trump have vowed to slow the relentless rise of drug prices.

Forest Park Trial: Surgery (and payments) by the numbers

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/26 3:19A Bruce Tomaso
Andrea Smith was a careful counter. Counting was her job, and getting her numbers right, she knew, was important to her boss, the man who ran Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas. As Forest Park’s “referral coordinator,” Smith was in charge of...

Surgeons in Forest Park trial: Why are we here?

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/22 4:08A Bruce Tomaso
The doctors who founded Forest Park Medical Center of Dallas had a clear-eyed goal, a federal prosecutor said Thursday. “They wanted to make as much money as they possibly could,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Wirmani said, delivering the...

Looking to technology to avoid doctors’ offices and emergency rooms

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/22 1:50A Janet Morrissey
As politicians debate how to improve the nation’s expensive — and some would say broken — health care system, Americans are eagerly turning to the latest tech devices in hopes of preventing and detecting medical problems early and avoiding costly...

Jury selected in Forest Park trial

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/21 3:35A Bruce Tomaso
A federal jury of five men and nine women was chosen in Dallas Wednesday to hear evidence in what experts are calling one of the most far-reaching medical fraud prosecutions in years. Opening statements in the so-called Forest Park case are to...

Companies settle with State of Texas for record $235.9M

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/20 10:21A Mark Smith
Former Xerox subsidiaries, including Conduent Inc., agreed Tuesday to a record $235.9 million settlement with the State of Texas, according to the Texas Attorney General's Office.  It was the largest single Medicaid fraud-related settlement in a...

Texas Health Resources announces layoffs of 720 workers

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/28 6:24A Staff report
Texas Health Resources, one of DFW’s biggest hospital systems, is laying off 720 employees throughout North Texas, according to a release. “While we regret having to take these actions, we want to be clear that only a small number of employees...

New CEO set to take on oversupply in senior housing sector

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/25 2:04A Bill Hethcock
With more than 25 years in the health care industry, Kimberly Lody has been named president and CEO of Capital Senior Living Corp., the Dallas-based operator of senior housing communities announced Jan. 8. We ask her about her goals for the company.

These jobs will be the most in-demand in Texas through 2023

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/24 12:27A Paul Thompson
If you're about to start your career or switch to a new one, it pays to be in health care. That was one of the takeaways from a new study by CareerBuilder LLC, which reviewed more than 13 million Texas jobs at a variety of wage levels to...
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