Recent FTC challenges to hospital mergers have rested on its belief that limiting competition in a well-defined market would harm insurers. Actual prices or their impact on consumers and patients—the traditional grounds for antitrust challenges—barely entered into the equation.
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled a patient couldn't be forced to arbitrate disputes with the nursing home he resides in because he didn't sign the underlying contract.
A federal judge last week temporarily prohibited Arkansas from blocking Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, expanding her order requiring the state to continue paying for services for three patients who had sued over the move.
The nursing home industry may end up suing the Obama administration over its move to preserve residents' right to sue the facilities when disputes arise.
Horizon Pharma has settled a lawsuit with prescription benefits manager Express Scripts related to disputed drug rebates.
The guide is the newest addition to an online resource center for healthcare providers on how to implement and use health IT to advance care information and delivery.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell last week unveiled a bill that would prevent a government shutdown and provide more than $1 billion to battle the Zika virus.
Under the bipartisan law, patients who went to in-network facilities for care would have to pay only in-network cost-sharing. This applies to non-emergency care, since emergency physicians in California already are barred from balance billing patients.
The Service Employees International Union wants the attorney general of New Jersey to force a sale of five Prime Healthcare Services hospitals in response to a federal lawsuit against the hospital chain alleging it fraudulently billed Medicare.
A skilled-nursing facility company and two of its executives will pay $30 million to settle allegations that they charged the government for medically unnecessary rehabilitation therapy services.
The U.S. Supreme Court made its first move toward weighing in on whether Dignity Health and faith-based companies have to comply with federal regulations for costly worker pension plans.
Senators castigated Wells Fargo & Co. CEO John Stumpf on Tuesday about the banking giant's customer account scandal. Questions were raised about the Wells Fargo board—which includes Dignity Health CEO Lloyd Dean—and whether it would take further action against top executives.