On many occasions I have seen Anesthesiologist refer to “militant” Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in online forums and even at conferences. I often wonder what that means and why someone would use the term “militant”.
Militant is defined as:
Dr. Richard Toussaint, a founding physician of Forest Park Medical Center, has been indicted on 17 counts of healthcare fraud that allegedly occurred in 2009 and 2010.
The U.S. Department of Justice alleges that Toussaint, an anesthesiologist, charged $8 million to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, UnitedHealthcare, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program over an 18-month period, $5 million of which was fraudulent. In federal-speak:
A 35-year-old Bridgeport mom has been awarded $4.25 million after a Shelton doctor “negligently utilized an anesthesia needle” while trying to give her an epidural, causing permanent injuries that could
The Nurse Will See You Now: Expanded Authority Proposal Gets Moving In Legislature
A plan to expand the powers of advanced registered nurses hasn’t yet caught on in the legislature, but eased out of a House Health panel Wednesday. The fate of bill remains cloudy, but its sponsor says even if it fails this year—the
Two websites present very different pictures of Physician anesthesiologist Dr. Barry Friedberg.
DrBarryFriedberg.com touts that he has been a board-certified Physician anesthesiologist for more than three decades, the author of Getting Over Going Under: 5 Things you Must Know before Anesthesia and the creator of something known as The Friedberg Method of Goldilocks Anesthesia.
Supreme Court ruling carries implications for regulatory boards
State professional regulatory boards may seek out more state supervision or even change their membership makeup because of a U.S. Supreme Court decision Wednesday against a North Carolina dental board accused of illegally suppressing competition.
“The decision … is quite significant,” said Jeffrey Brennan, a partner in the antitrust practice at McDermott Will & Emery in Washington and a former head of the Federal Trade Commission's healthcare division. “It impacts a lot of state boards across the country.”
Anesthesiologist gets two-year sentence in phony-billing scheme
A Buffalo-area anesthesiologist, convicted last year of filing a false tax return and mail-fraud charges linked to a scheme to bilk University of Rochester Medical Center hospitals out $1.5 million, on Wednesday drew a two-year sentence.
Im sure many of have heard about the planned changes to the Veterans Affairs (VA) nursing handbook but for those who have not here it is in a nutshell. The planned change would make all APRNs (including CRNAs) effectively independent in the eyes of the VA and expected to work
Joan Rivers, the comic known for her sassy wit and raspy voice, had been complaining of more than the usual hoarseness. Now Ms. Rivers was on the operating table at an Upper East Side clinic and her private doctor, Gwen Korovin, wanted to send a small instrument into her windpipe to take a second look at her
Readers of Betsy McCaughey’s diatribe “When a nurse is your health‐care provider, you’re at risk” (Jan.
6) should stand up and shout in unison, “Show us the data to support your outrageous claim, Betsy!” Oh,
wait—she can’t because there aren’t any!
There are, however, piles of data that do confirm and support the safety of advanced practice registered