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High court wary about dental board's antitrust exemption
By By Lisa Schencker | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Comments from U.S. Supreme Court justices last week suggested skepticism toward North Carolina's defense of its state dental board in a case that could force changes on state healthcare regulatory boards across the country.
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CMS monitors Baylor's efforts to curb rate of 'eloped' psych patients
By By Sabriya Rice | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas has until the end of October to demonstrate to the CMS that it has addressed lapses that have allowed significant numbers of untreated psychiatric patients to walk out of its emergency department without staff realizing they had left.
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Dental board case could have wide implications for medical regulatory boards
By By Lisa Schencker | October 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
U.S. Supreme Court justices offered few hints during oral arguments Tuesday as to how they will rule in a case that raises the question of whether professional regulatory boards should be exempt from federal antitrust laws and thus allowed to quash low-cost providers of similar services.
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Community Health Systems faces data-breach class action
By By Darius Tahir | October 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Community Health Systems, the 207-hospital, 29-state operator, is facing a class-action lawsuit brought by a New Mexico woman over a data breach it reported Aug. 18.
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Extendicare paying $38 million fine for poor quality care, and other briefs
By Modern Healthcare | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Extendicare Health Services, a long-term-care provider, and subsidiary Progressive Step Corp., a rehabilitation services company, will pay $38 million to the federal government and eight states to resolve allegations that they billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard services and...
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PhRMA again challenges 340B rule on orphan-drug discounts
By By Adam Rubenfire | October 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The pharmaceutical industry has gone back to court to block a rule that allows safety net hospitals to buy so-called orphan drugs at a discount through the 340B program to treat non-orphan conditions or diseases.
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Extendicare to pay $38 million in largest failure-of-care settlement
By By Adam Rubenfire | October 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Extendicare Health Services, a long-term care provider, and subsidiary Progressive Step Corp., a rehabilitation services company, will pay $38 million to the federal government and eight states to resolve allegations that it billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard services and unreasonable...
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Prescription database privacy case heads for legal showdown
By Information Week | October 09, 2014
The California Supreme Court will decide whether the state's medical board breached patient privacy when it used data from a state prescription database to discipline a physician.
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Home healthcare minimum wage enforcement delayed six months
By By Virgil Dickson | October 07, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Department of Labor is delaying plans to enforce a rule that called for minimum wage and overtime requirements for home healthcare workers.
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Next Supreme Court session puts healthcare on docket
By By Bob Herman | October 04, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The U.S. Supreme Court begins a new session Monday that features important healthcare cases. But some legal experts doubt the justices will take up the big issue of whether Obamacare's premium subsidies are legal in 36 states using the federal insurance exchange.
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