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Justice Department drops UnitedHealth's Medicare Advantage suit

Justice Department drops UnitedHealth's Medicare Advantage suit

By Erica Teichert  |  October 16, 2017

The U.S. Justice Department dumped its lawsuit accusing UnitedHealth Group and affiliated health plans of exaggerating how sick its patients were to score millions of dollars in inflated Medicare Advantage payments.

UnitedHealth defeats federal Medicare Advantage suit

By Erica Teichert  |  October 06, 2017

A federal judge tossed the Department of Justice's suit claiming UnitedHealth Group scored millions in inflated Medicare Advantage payments, striking a blow against the feds' latest attempt to fight medical upcoding and alleged fraud.

CliniComp sues to stop VA-Cerner contract

CliniComp sues to stop VA-Cerner contract

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 22, 2017

CliniComp, an EHR vendor that supplies software to the VA and Defense Department, says it might have been considered for the contract had the VA conducted open and competitive bidding.

Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money

By Associated Press  |  August 16, 2017

In a 2-1 ruling, a federal appeals court panel ruled that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.

Appeals court nixes California's Medicaid pay cuts to hospitals

By Erica Teichert  |  August 08, 2017

California hospitals could claw back hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid payments after a federal appeals court ruled HHS didn't have appropriate evidence to approve the state's outpatient care pay cuts.

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli is convicted at securities fraud trial

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli is convicted at securities fraud trial

By Associated Press  |  August 04, 2017

Martin Shkreli, the eccentric former pharmaceutical CEO notorious for a price-gouging scandal and for his snide "Pharma Bro" persona on social media, was convicted on federal charges he deceived investors in a pair of failed hedge funds.

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