The federal government alleges the City of New York and Computer Sciences Corp. orchestrated fraudulent billing schemes that generated millions of dollars in false Medicaid claims paid to the city.
Politicians in several states say they're just trying to keep their citizens safe by imposing mandatory quarantines on those returning to the U.S. after being exposed to Ebola. But medical experts say they're going about it the wrong way, singling out people who aren't a threat.
New Jersey officials say a nurse who was quarantined after working in West Africa with Ebola patients is being released.
A type of “personhood” amendment North Dakotans will vote on Nov. 4 could have broad ramifications for healthcare in that state.
A $389 million civil settlement announced last week between \DaVita HealthCare Partners and the federal government over allegations of Medicare fraud is the latest example of the feds going after healthcare companies allegedly violating the anti-kickback statute.
Data Points for the week of Oct. 27, 2014, covered the following topics: latest healthcare stats on Ebola, health IT, CT usage and the uninsured.
Nurses and other employees at Daughters of Charity Health System have filed a class-action suit, arguing that their employer underfunded its pension plan and a sale would further jeopardize their retirement benefits.
Two Kentucky cardiologists have agreed to pay $380,000 to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by entering into bogus management agreements with an area hospital in exchange for referring their patients to that hospital.
A nearly $400 million settlement between DaVita HealthCare Partners and the government reflects what experts see as a growing eagerness among federal fraud enforcers to go after healthcare business relationships that allegedly amount to kickbacks.
A Johnson & Johnson unit's design of a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle hip implants isn't defective, a Dallas jury concluded, ruling against a woman who said the devices poisoned her in the first case of its kind to go to trial.
A Miami physician assistant was sentenced this week to 15 years in prison for his role in a $200 million Medicare fraud case, even though his attorney argued he was not a central figure in the scheme.
Whether the government should be allowed to widely subsidize insurance plans sold on the HealthCare.gov website is still being debated in the courts, but the CMS is preparing for an ultimate decision that could eliminate the subsidies.