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.
A recent Broward Health board meeting took an unexpected turn—and led to the confiscation of an unusual device.
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.
"Implied certification" can impose liability where a contractor has engaged in a lie by omission, such as failing to disclose its noncompliance. The decision could bring more False Claims Act cases against healthcare providers.
A former U.S. Food and Drug Administration official has pleaded guilty to tipping off a hedge fund manager to drug developments that allowed the trader to illegally make $25 million in profits from insider trading. An unnamed former CMS official is also implicated in the schemes.
A Mississippi health system has agreed to pour $150 million into its pension system over the next four decades to settle class-action lawsuits alleging it underfunded the plan.
Drugmaker Merck & Co. is buying Afferent Pharmaceuticals, a privately held biotechnology company developing a chronic cough medication.
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.
Drugmaker Genentech will pay the government $67 million to settle allegations that it oversold the effectiveness of one of its cancer drugs.
A Mississippi health system has agreed to pour $150 million into its pension system over the next four decades to settle class-action lawsuits that alleged it underfunded the plan.
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.
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.