Senators Take Scalpel to Local Medical Equipment Providers' Cost of Doing Business
Now, Novation has another investigation on its hands: As the health care debate rages on, senators from both parties want to know more about how it and several other medical equipment providers conduct business -- because, at the moment, most of it's done without much oversight despite the enormous amount of government money in play. Also named in the senators' investigation: Dallas-based Broadlane. The industry insists that so-called group purchasing organizations save hospital upwards of $36 billion; the senators aren't so sure.
Oh, and speaking of health care ... Pete Sessions' office sends this reminder of Monday's town-hall what-what that'll also featured Eddie Bernice Johnson. It was gonna be at SMU; instead, it's at Cityplace Conference Center -- starting at 7:30 in the morning.