California medical consumers will enjoy strong new protection against surprise out-of-network medical bills starting next July under a hard-fought bill overwhelmingly approved last week by the state Legislature. It’s widely expected that Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown will sign it.
Trinity Health and its hospital in Minot, N.D., have agreed in principal on a legal settlement with 21 victims of the largest hepatitis C outbreak in recent U.S. history, though Trinity's legal fight with a nursing home where most people were sickened will continue.
A transgender man says a Dignity Health hospital allegedly canceled his hysterectomy a day before the scheduled operation because of the system's faith-based policies, according to local media reports. It's the latest challenge against the Catholic system's ethical and religious directives.
The proposed class-action complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan on behalf of unionized New York City police detectives and hotel workers, regarding Valeant's ties to the now defunct specialty pharmacy Philidor RX Services.
The former chief operating officer of a now-closed Chicago hospital will serve one year in prison for his involvement in a kickback scheme that bribed doctors to refer Medicare and Medicaid patients to the hospital.
Abbott waffled on its commitment to purchase Alere in April because of concerns about the accuracy of Alere's statements and representations in the agreement. The North Chicago, Ill., company this month warned that it may not go through with the proposal.
Abbott backpedaled on the deal in April because of concerns about the accuracy of covenants, warranties and various representations made by Alere in the merger agreement.
Three hospitals within Mount Sinai Health System will pay nearly $3 million to settle a whistle-blower suit alleging they held onto Medicaid overpayments beyond the 60-day repayment window, marking one of the first settlements over an issue that could affect health systems across the country.
A smattering of not-for-profit hospitals in New Jersey have decided to settle property-tax claims against them rather than participate in long legal and legislative battles shaping up over the controversial taxes.
The doctors staffing New York City's public hospitals stand to lose out on tens of thousands of dollars in incentive payments because of new standards they say are too high.
Spending on prescription drugs under the Medicare Part D program increased more than 17% in 2014 despite a claims increase of just 3%, and other news
The CMS shared the numbers in its second annual Part D data dump, which comes as rising drug costs have drawn widespread criticism. Under Medicare Part D in 2014, doctors wrote more than 1.4 billion prescriptions, together costing the program and beneficiaries more than $121 billion.
The nation's transplant network is taking a long-awaited step to ease a serious disparity: Where you live affects whether you get a timely liver transplant or die waiting.