A doctor is alleging that MedStar Washington Hospital Center has violated her civil rights by barring her from speaking out about abortion, according to a complaint the physician filed with HHS. She also alleges MedStar didn't follow recommended security precautions for abortion providers.
A hearing held last week by a House judiciary subcommittee pitted a hospital CEO against an attorney on whether healthcare providers should be given greater protections against frivolous fraud lawsuits.
California's largest medical association is joining the fight against Dignity Health over its refusal to allow a woman to get her tubes tied during a cesarean section.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that allows the state to provide funds to centers that offer medical and other services to pregnant women while discouraging them from getting abortions.
Middle-aged white people now account for one-third of all suicides in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suicide is the nation’s 10th leading cause of death, and the overall rate rose 24% in 15 years.
Downers Grove. Ill.-based Advocate Health Care has filed a complaint against Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, Ill., asking a judge to rule to prevent Palos from wrongfully obtaining Advocate's trade secrets.
New York-Presbyterian Hospital has agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle allegations that it violated patient privacy rules by allowing a television crew to film patients without their consent.
Several Supreme Court justices seemed skeptical of Universal Health Services' arguments Tuesday that providers shouldn't be held liable for fraud for failing to comply with certain regulations. The outcome of the case, however, was by no means clear based on the oral arguments.
A federal court jury in Wisconsin found in favor of Epic Systems on all seven counts of a civil suit that alleged Tata Consultancy Services Limited and Tata America International Corp. had breached a contract that provided Tata employees access to Epic's proprietary information.
At least 300 patients have acquired life-threatening infections linked to contaminated medical scopes—more than previously estimated by federal regulators.
The Supreme Court this week will hear arguments in a case that will affect the number of fraud cases against providers. The case, Universal Health Services v. United States ex. rel. Escobar, focuses on the validity of a legal theory now used to bring many False Claims Act cases against providers...
A jury on Wednesday convicted a Dallas-area doctor of fraud for allegedly "selling his signature" to process almost $375 million in false Medicare and Medicaid claims in what investigators called the biggest home healthcare fraud case in the history of both programs.