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Editorial: Don't shed tears for health insurers

Editorial: Don't shed tears for health insurers

By Merrill Goozner  |  July 23, 2016

A superficial reading of the latest headlines about the health insurance industry suggests it is facing serious problems, but the steady drumbeat of bad news for insurers is showing up everywhere except in the finances of the major carriers.

$1 billion Medicare fraud conspiracy alleged in Miami

By Erica Teichert  |  July 23, 2016

The owner of more than 30 skilled-nursing and assisted-living facilities in the Miami area and two co-conspirators have been charged for their involvement in a $1 billion Medicare fraud and money laundering scheme, federal prosecutors said late last week.

Supreme Court term has mixed results for healthcare industry

Supreme Court term has mixed results for healthcare industry

By Lisa Schencker  |  July 09, 2016

The court's term that ended late last month wasn't nearly so straightforward for the industry. At least half a dozen notable cases left some people cheering and others wringing their hands. And the midterm death of Justice Antonin Scalia appears to have affected some of the outcomes.

Court backs more expansive view of what biotech firms can patent

By Lisa Schencker  |  July 05, 2016

A federal appeals court's decision in a patent case Tuesday could give investors more confidence in biotech products. But uncertainty around what can be patented may persist until the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in again.

In search of abortion, women are flocking to Illinois

By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business  |  July 05, 2016

As neighboring states clamp down on access to abortion, women are flocking across the border to one of Illinois' Planned Parenthood health centers or to private providers.

Supreme Court term mixed bag for healthcare industry

Supreme Court term mixed bag for healthcare industry

By Lisa Schencker  |  July 03, 2016

This year was a mixed bag for healthcare at the Supreme Court, which wrapped up its latest term last week. At least half a dozen notable cases fragmented healthcare wonks' attention. The outcomes of some of those cases left parts of the industry cheering and other parts wringing their hands.

High court backs theory that could boost False Claims liability

By Lisa Schencker and Bob Herman  |  June 18, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court last week unanimously upheld a legal theory now used to bring many fraud cases against providers—but it also tried to outline the limits of that theory so it's not used to go after providers for minor violations.

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