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Patients say they were charged thousands for medical records

By Michael Sandler  |  September 30, 2015

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and George Washington University Hospital are being sued by patients who said they were charged thousands of dollars to obtain medical records. A lawsuit claims the hospitals violated District of Columbia consumer protection laws.

How hospitals are redesigning care delivery to serve changing needs

How hospitals are redesigning care delivery to serve changing needs

By Rick Pollack  |  September 26, 2015

Hospitals are on multiple pathways, and each is at a different starting point and moving at a different speed, depending on the community and market in which it operates. But all are engaged in massive experimentation, writes American Hospital Association CEO Rick Pollack.

Municipal IDs help prevent medical mishaps, provide access to care

Municipal IDs help prevent medical mishaps, provide access to care

By Adam Rubenfire  |  September 26, 2015

A Texas health system is under fire for calling the police on an undocumented immigrant who presented a fake ID along with a valid insurance card. The episode highlights challenges faced by providers who treat patients living in the U.S. without authorization.

Boehner's resignation won't end House ACA lawsuit

By Lisa Schencker  |  September 26, 2015

The House's lawsuit against the Obama administration over the Affordable Care Act will likely move forward despite Speaker John Boehner's surprise announcement last week that he would resign at the end of October.

Justice Department scrutinizing individual execs' role in fraud

Justice Department scrutinizing individual execs' role in fraud

By Lisa Schencker  |  September 19, 2015

A memo distributed Sept. 9 shows the government may be getting serious about pursuing healthcare executives tangled in fraud allegations. Experts say the move could help the government in its perpetual fight against healthcare fraud.

Another ACA birth control case could be headed to Supreme Court

By Lisa Schencker  |  September 19, 2015

A federal appeals court last week sided for the first time against the Obama administration's policy intended to ensure that employees of not-for-profit religious organizations can get birth control at no cost.

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