Houston, Texas Children’s Hospital launch mass vaccination clinic ahead of the holidays – Houston Public Media
The city of Houston and Texas Children's Hospital are holding a mass vaccination clinic Friday at the George R. Brown convention center with the aim of vaccinating 5,000 or more people before the holidays.houstonpublicmedia.org
University of Houston College of Medicine to open direct primary care clinic for the uninsured
The University of Houston College of Medicine will open a low-cost direct primary care clinic with a $1 million gift from The Cullen Trust for Health Care. The clinic will be located on the campus of Memorial Herman Southwest Hospital.
Northern Ohio Health System Agrees to Pay Over $21 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations for Improper Payments to Referring Physicians
Akron General Health System (AGHS), a regional hospital system based in Akron, Ohio, will pay $21.25 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act of improper relationships with certain referring physicians, resulting in the submission of false claims to the Medicare program. AGHS was acquired at the end of 2015 by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Clinic) through a full member substitution agreement. v. Akron General Health System, Inc. et al., No. One of the most powerful tools in this effort is the False Claims Act. The claims resolved by the settlement are allegations only, and there has been no determination of liability.justice.gov
Walgreens plans to open full-service doctors’ offices in hundreds of its stores
Walgreens plans to open full-service doctors' offices in hundreds of its stores across the US during the next five years. It's part of a bigger effort by the drugstore chain to become a one-stop shop for health care. Walgreens Boots Alliance is partnering with health care company VillageMD to create the 500 to 700 primary care clinics. Walgreens' clinics will open in at least 30 metro area markets during the next five years and then 20 more markets, said Morry Smulevitz, a Walgreens spokesperson. Each clinic will occupy about 25% of an average Walgreens store, Smulevitz said.