For 35 years, faith-based health systems have been exempt from federal regulations governing their pension plans. Now they face an uncertain financial future until the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on whether they deserve it.
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.
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to take up Coventry Health Care's appeal over whether insurers can recoup costs from their federal employee planholders' personal injury settlements.
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.
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”...
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Abbott backpedaled on the deal in April because of concerns about the accuracy of covenants, warranties and various representations made by Alere in the merger agreement.