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DOJ accuses Carolinas of using anti-steering provisions

By Lisa Schencker  |  June 11, 2016

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.

U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli to step down

U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli to step down

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 04, 2016

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.

Patients can't access records after N.M. clinics close

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 04, 2016

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.

DOJ supports fired VA official in legal challenge

By Associated Press  |  June 02, 2016

The Justice Department is siding with a legal argument by a fired Veterans Affairs Department official at the center of a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care and secret lists covering up the delays.

Will Prime's M&A momentum be stalled by federal lawsuit?

Will Prime's M&A momentum be stalled by federal lawsuit?

By Lisa Schencker  |  May 28, 2016

The federal government has now thrown its weight behind long-circulated allegations that part of Prime Healthcare Services' turnaround strategy is to drive up revenue by leaning hard on doctors to admit more patients. But that may not stop the chain from snapping up more troubled hospitals.

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