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Uncertainty reigns over Supreme Court, healthcare law with Trump election

Uncertainty reigns over Supreme Court, healthcare law with Trump election

By Erica Teichert  |  November 09, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has made repealing the ACA and adding conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court hallmark issues of his campaign. But court watchers and healthcare legal experts say it's too soon to tell how healthcare litigation at the high court could be affected.

Federal judge grants nursing-home arbitration injunction

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 07, 2016

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi has granted a request by the American Health Care Association to bar the CMS from implementing a rule that bans arbitration agreements in skilled-nursing facilities.

Supreme Court could change the rules of nursing home arbitration fight

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 31, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a case related to arbitration agreements in nursing homes could affect the Obama administration's attempt to stop the practice that binds residents to contracts that waive their right to litigate disputes.

High court to weigh in on validity of nursing home arbitration agreements

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 29, 2016

In the case at hand, a subsidiary of Kindred Healthcare is fighting the daughters of two former residents. Although the daughters signed admission paperwork for their parents, Kentucky's Supreme Court said the arbitration agreements in those contracts violated the residents' “God-given”...

Feds double down on lawsuit against Carolinas HealthCare

By Dave Barkholz and Erica Teichert  |  October 29, 2016

The U.S. Justice Department urged a North Carolina federal judge to take a closer look at Carolinas HealthCare System's steering provisions in insurer contracts and to ignore the health system's pleas for a quick escape from the government's lawsuit.

Texas Medical Board drops appeal against Teladoc lawsuit

By Dave Barkholz and Erica Teichert  |  October 22, 2016

The Texas Medical Board last week withdrew its appeal against Teladoc's lawsuit that alleges the state's telemedicine rules violate federal antitrust laws, sending the dispute back to a federal trial court.

Carolinas HealthCare blasts feds' challenge to contracts

Carolinas HealthCare blasts feds' challenge to contracts

By Erica Teichert  |  October 15, 2016

Carolinas HealthCare System is fighting back against a lawsuit by the U.S. Justice Department that alleges the system imposed anti-competitive contract requirements on insurers, saying a federal appeals court has rejected the government's arguments.

Now it's personal: Top execs made to pay for companies' false claims

Now it's personal: Top execs made to pay for companies' false claims

By Erica Teichert  |  October 01, 2016

Last year, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates warned top healthcare executives they would be held personally accountable for false Medicare and Medicaid claims and illegal physician relationships. She was serious.

Supreme Court pauses Dignity Health pension decision

Supreme Court pauses Dignity Health pension decision

By Erica Teichert  |  September 24, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court made its first move toward weighing in on whether Dignity Health and faith-based companies have to comply with federal regulations for costly worker pension plans.

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