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U.S. cracks down on companies moving overseas
By Associated Press | September 23, 2014
The Obama administration cracked down Monday on certain overseas corporate mergers and acquisitions, aiming to curb American companies from shifting their ownership abroad to shirk paying U.S. taxes.
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Court tosses Obamacare mandate lawsuit brought by doctors
By Politico | September 23, 2014
A federal appeals court has summarily tossed a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s delay of Obamacare’s employer mandate—a case that is similar to the one that House Republicans plan to file against the president. This suit was filed by the Association of American...
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Patient data can be shared with same-sex spouses under HIPAA: HHS
By Joseph Conn | September 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Providers can share patient data for one partner with the other in a same-sex marriage without violating privacy rules in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the Office for Civil Rights at HHS says in a new interpretation.
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Tennessee officials say doc-shopping for painkillers is down
By Associated Press | September 20, 2014
Tennessee officials say doctor shopping has decreased in the three years since the passage of a state law requiring drug history checks before filling painkiller prescriptions.
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Settlement marks a step in recovery for victims of Johns Hopkins gynecologist
By Associated Press | September 20, 2014
Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during...
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Doc-owned device distributors targeted by feds
By Jaimy Lee | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit alleging that three surgeons performed unnecessary spinal surgeries, a distribution company they invested in encouraged them to pressure hospitals to buy its medical implants, and the company and one of the surgeons denied the physician investments even as...
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Medical-liability carriers see 2013 premium income drop as providers consolidate
By Andis Robeznieks and Michael Sandler | September 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The nation's largest medical-liability carriers are selling less insurance, and collecting less premium income, thanks to consolidation among healthcare providers, more self-insurance, a highly competitive market and a decline in claims frequency, experts said.
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China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery
By Associated Press | September 19, 2014
Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China, the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court.
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UHS to pay $65M to settle shareholder suit against Psychiatric Solutions
By Beth Kutscher | September 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Universal Health Services will pay $65 million to settle allegations that its Psychiatric Solutions subsidiary misled investors about abuse and neglect that occurred at one of its hospitals.
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Federal probe of doc-owned distributorship yields False Claims suit
By Jaimy Lee | September 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Justice Department is moving forward with False Claims Act allegations against a company that sells spine implants to hospitals, alleging that the company and its owners made improper payments to surgeons to use the company's medical devices in the procedures they performed.
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