A small company called Biotronik provides 95% of all pacemakers to UMC. So why does Biotronik hold the market on pacemakers, when the company only reaches 5% of the market nationally? Investigators claim the company hired UMC doctors as consultants, paying them $5,000 fees per month.
Hiding in plain sight in Gov. Sandoval's budget are cuts to the Medicaid program. The federal government pays more than 50 percent of all Medicaid costs but the state must meet the rest. Some of Gov. Sandoval's cuts threaten federal funding and medical providers all say they are losing money on Medicaid patients. We look at the crisis in Nevada and what other states are doing to solve the problem.
How many chickens does it take to pay for a cardiogram? Republican Senate candidate Sue Lowden has become the butt of many jokes for her suggestion that patients should barter chickens for health care. But one Nevada doctor says bartering isn't such a far-fetched idea, and tells us why it works for her.