June 14, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert

Healthcare

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By Tom Hals

(Reuters) -The U.S. Department of Labor issued an emergency rule on Thursday for controlling COVID-19 and protecting workers in healthcare settings, but stopped short of extending the rule to other high-risk industries.

Hospitals, nursing homes and other health facilities will be required within 14 days to implement the rule that covers face masks, ventilation and requirements for screening and limiting patients and visitors.

The rule by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) aligns with existing non-binding guidance from the agency, but gives workers greater leverage to demand protections and provides for stricter enforcement and fines.

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A security company executive has been charged for hacking into (PDF) the Gwinnett Medical Center’s network on or around September 27th, 2018. According to the Department of Justice, Vikas Singla from Georgia conducted a cyberattack on the not-for-profit network of healthcare providers in part for commercial advantage and personal financial gain. Singla was the chief operating officer of a network security company in metro-Atlanta — the DOJ didn’t name the company, but the profile matches that of Securolytics — that served the healthcare industry. He (and his yet-to-be-named associates) allegedly disrupted GMC’s phone service, obtained information from a digitizing device

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Saleh Mozeb, 65, of Buffalo, was indicted on healthcare fraud charges Thursday. He allegedly defrauded Medicaid for services that weren’t performed by his medical transportation business.

Mozeb is the co-owner of Great Lake Transportation, which primarily provides clients with rides to and from methadone clinics in the Buffalo region, according to the United States Attorney’s office. The non-emergency transportation service employs about 20 drivers and owns a fleet of around 15 vehicles.

The USAO tells us, between September 2016 and December 2020, employees of Great Lake filed

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US labor department officials on Thursday announced a temporary emergency standard to protect healthcare workers, saying they face “grave danger” in the workplace from the coronavirus pandemic.

The new standard would require employers to remove workers who have Covid-19 from the workplace, notify workers of Covid exposure at work and strengthen requirements for employers to report worker deaths or hospitalizations to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Osha).

“These are the workers who continue to go into work day in and day out to take care of us, to save our lives,” said Jim Frederick, acting assistant secretary of labor

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PRINCETON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CitiusTech, a leading provider of healthcare technology services, products and solutions, today announced the appointment of Bhaskar Sambasivan as President. Sambasivan will focus on strengthening CitiusTech’s client relationships, building deeper healthcare capabilities & solutions, developing strategic offerings and driving business growth.

Over the past 17 years, CitiusTech has established itself as a global leader in healthcare technology in recent years, growing at over 20% annually, with projected revenue of over $250 million in the current year. CitiusTech’s business continues to scale rapidly across MedTech, Payer, Provider, Life Sciences segments and FluidEdge Consulting. As the

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New York state Sen. Jabari Brisport (D) on Monday said that a bill for single-payer health care in New York has the support needed to pass and override any potential vetoes from Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoProsecutors ask New York State officials for communications related to Cuomo book: report One-man show ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ to return for limited run NY state senator: Single-payer healthcare bill has the votes needed to pass MORE (D).

“This is legislation that’s been introduced time and time again since 1992. This is the first time ever in nearly 30 years that we have a majority

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