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Nurses, others sue over Daughters of Charity pension plan
By Beth Kutscher | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Nurses and other employees at Daughters of Charity Health System filed a class-action suit Tuesday, arguing that their employer underfunded its pension plan and a sale would further jeopardize their retirement benefits.
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Expect more not-for-profit hospital mergers and acquisitions
By Beth Kutscher | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The surge in merger and acquisition activity among not-for-profit health systems has boosted credit ratings for the sector, according to a report from Standard & Poor's.
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Intuitive sees earnings fall even as da Vinci sales rise
By Adam Rubenfire | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Intuitive Surgical, a surgical robotics company, reported a 21% decrease in earnings in the third quarter, despite broader adoption of its flagship da Vinci system worldwide.
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Ebola crisis draws experimental drugs, along with ethical concerns
By Jaimy Lee | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A handful of pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers are evaluating the best ways to get their experimental Ebola drugs in the hands of doctors even as experts raise questions about the ethics and science behind using drugs that haven't gone through a randomized clinical trial.
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Texas establishes Ebola treatment facility
By Adam Rubenfire | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Three major healthcare providers in North Texas will contribute to a designated facility for Ebola and infectious disease patients in the region, Gov. Rick Perry's office said Tuesday.
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Ky. cardiologists settle false claims allegations
By Lisa Schencker | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Two Kentucky cardiologists have agreed to pay $380,000 to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by entering into bogus management agreements with an area hospital in exchange for referring their patients to that hospital, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday.
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Texas hospital executives convicted in Medicare fraud case
By Lisa Schencker | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A federal jury in Texas convicted the former head of Houston's Riverside General Hospital, along with several others Monday, of attempting to defraud Medicare of $158 million for mental health services that were medically unnecessary or never actually provided.
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