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High court backs theory that could boost False Claims liability

By Lisa Schencker and Bob Herman  |  June 18, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court last week unanimously upheld a legal theory now used to bring many fraud cases against providers—but it also tried to outline the limits of that theory so it's not used to go after providers for minor violations.

Theranos (or at least its story) goes Hollywood

Theranos (or at least its story) goes Hollywood

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 18, 2016

A brilliant and beautiful young billionaire. A fast-rising startup with a disruptive medical technology. Allegations the company's product doesn't work. Federal investigations.

DOJ accuses Carolinas of using anti-steering provisions

By Lisa Schencker  |  June 11, 2016

North Carolina's largest healthcare system has kept medical costs high and suppressed competition by illegally imposing certain requirements on insurers with which it contracts, the U.S. Justice Department and state attorney general alleged in a lawsuit filed last week.

U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli to step down

U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli to step down

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 04, 2016

U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli—who defended the Affordable Care Act in several major Supreme Court cases—will step down as of June 24. His principal deputy, Ian Gershengorn, will replace him as acting solicitor general.

Patients can't access records after N.M. clinics close

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 04, 2016

The former patients of a chain of New Mexico clinics that filed for bankruptcy are having trouble accessing their medical records, and legal experts say consumers may have little recourse.

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