Hundreds of heart patients undergo risky surgeries that may have been unnecessary. Now state lawmakers could take action, hoping to stop what some call a rush to the operating room.
A state commission report shows a drop in the number of stent procedures performed in Maryland hospitals in the wake of an investigation involving a perceived over-abundance of those procedures performed at St. Joseph Medical Center.
There’s new fallout from a multi-million dollar settlement between the federal government and St. Joseph Medical Center over kickbacks and unnecessary procedures. The feds may not be done investigating the scandal.