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Summer 2023

By the Numbers
For The Record
Vol. 35 No. 3 P. 34

Health care is seeing rapid advancements. Eight health care leaders speculate in Becker’s Hospital Review what the field will look like in this number of years.

2.5 Million
Enzo Biochem, a molecular diagnostics company, experienced a ransomware attack in April that resulted in the leaking of information concerning this number of patients.

$47 Million
California has established a data sharing agreement as part of its Data Exchange Framework (DxF) to expand health care coverage and improve the relationship between health care and social services. As part of the efforts, the California Health and Human Services Agency has launched a grant program offering this amount to social and health services implementing the DxF.

22.5 Million
After an audit, it was discovered that, due to a coding error, Medicare improperly paid practitioners in skilled nursing facilities, resulting in overpayments of this amount.

Health and Human Services is cracking down on various forms of health care fraud. According to the Office of Inspector General’s recent report to Congress, defendants in Florida allegedly sold this number of phony nursing degrees; in Michigan, a physician was sentenced to 16.5 years in prison for submitting more than $250 million in fraudulent insurance claims; and a Florida-based EHR vendor agreed to pay $45 million to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act.

A recent Medical Group Management Association poll revealed that this percentage of medical practices failed to meet their revenue goals in 2021. Experts are discussing ways for medical practices to maximize revenue.

Microsoft is best known for its line of operating systems but has been breaking into health care. This number of health systems currently work with Microsoft.

According to a study by Transparency Market Research, by the end of the listed year, the global clinical decision support system market is estimated to reach a value of $2.3 billion.