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Will the Supreme Court accept the Obamacare subsidy challenge Friday?
By Lisa Schencker | October 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
If the justices agree to take the case, it could introduce an unexpected issue into next Tuesday's elections over the future viability of the healthcare reform law.
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Federal judge blocks new HHS workaround for birth-control coverage
By Lisa Schencker | October 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A federal judge in Florida on Tuesday jumped into the latest round in the legal wrangling over a Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provision involving birth-control coverage and how it applies to religious institutions.
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Justice Department sues New York City, CSC over Medicaid claims
By Lisa Schencker | October 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The federal government alleges the City of New York and Computer Sciences Corp. orchestrated fraudulent billing schemes that generated millions of dollars in false Medicaid claims paid to the city.
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Courts could decide legality of mandatory Ebola quarantines
By Lisa Schencker | October 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Politicians in several states say they're just trying to keep their citizens safe by imposing mandatory quarantines on those returning to the U.S. after being exposed to Ebola. But medical experts say they're going about it the wrong way, singling out people who aren't a threat.
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New Jersey releases quarantined nurse
Associated Press | October 27, 2014
New Jersey officials say a nurse who was quarantined after working in West Africa with Ebola patients is being released.
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Regional News/Midwest: N.D. 'personhood' measure raises larger healthcare concerns
By Paul Demko | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A type of “personhood” amendment North Dakotans will vote on Nov. 4 could have broad ramifications for healthcare in that state.
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DaVita pays $389 million in anti-kickback case
By Lisa Schencker | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A $389 million civil settlement announced last week between \DaVita HealthCare Partners and the federal government over allegations of Medicare fraud is the latest example of the feds going after healthcare companies allegedly violating the anti-kickback statute.
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Data Points for Oct. 27, 2014
Modern Healthcare | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Data Points for the week of Oct. 27, 2014, covered the following topics: latest healthcare stats on Ebola, health IT, CT usage and the uninsured.
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Regional News/West: Nurses, others file class-action over Daughters of Charity pension plan
By Beth Kutscher | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Nurses and other employees at Daughters of Charity Health System have filed a class-action suit, arguing that their employer underfunded its pension plan and a sale would further jeopardize their retirement benefits.
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Regional News/South: Ky. cardiologists settle false-claims charges
By Lisa Schencker | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Two Kentucky cardiologists have agreed to pay $380,000 to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by entering into bogus management agreements with an area hospital in exchange for referring their patients to that hospital.
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