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California governor signs ban on surprise medical bills

By Aurora Aguilar  |  September 24, 2016

Under the bipartisan law, patients who went to in-network facilities for care would have to pay only in-network cost-sharing. This applies to non-emergency care, since emergency physicians in California already are barred from balance billing patients.

SEIU urges New Jersey to force sale of five Prime hospitals

SEIU urges New Jersey to force sale of five Prime hospitals

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 24, 2016

The Service Employees International Union wants the attorney general of New Jersey to force a sale of five Prime Healthcare Services hospitals in response to a federal lawsuit against the hospital chain alleging it fraudulently billed Medicare.

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.

Wells Fargo scandal raises heat for Dignity Health CEO, other board members

Wells Fargo scandal raises heat for Dignity Health CEO, other board members

By Bob Herman  |  September 20, 2016

Senators castigated Wells Fargo & Co. CEO John Stumpf on Tuesday about the banking giant's customer account scandal. Questions were raised about the Wells Fargo board—which includes Dignity Health CEO Lloyd Dean—and whether it would take further action against top executives.

LabMD warns FTC decision creates overbroad data-security power

By Erica Teichert  |  September 19, 2016

LabMD has called on the agency to hold off on enforcing its ruling that the company's data-security practices violated federal law, claiming it has been irreparably harmed by the FTC's decision, which it said was "unconstitutional, unsupported by evidence and contrary to law."

Class-action suit can move forward in NorthShore merger case

By Erica Teichert  |  September 17, 2016

Although the Chicago-area hospital group claimed the organizations’ allegations were made outside of the time limit, U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang said the case can go forward under a 2004 Federal Trade Commission antitrust challenge of the deal.

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