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Supreme Court case could spur more fraud suits

By Lisa Schencker  |  January 10, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case Tuesday that some legal experts say could lead to more healthcare fraud lawsuits and extend the statute of limitations.

Medicare doc-pay data can aid fraud cases, lawyers say

By Lisa Schencker  |  January 10, 2015

The government's Medicare civil fraud case against Florida cardiologist Dr. Asad Qamar raises the question of whether the CMS' public database on Part B payments to individual physicians could help whistle-blowers in bringing such cases against doctors.

Contaminated water lawsuit may leave a bad taste for healthcare

By Lisa Schencker  |  January 09, 2015

A U.S. Supreme Court case involving water treatment, warfare and Iraq might not seem like litigation that would affect healthcare leaders. But Kellogg, Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex. rel. Carter—which the court will hear Tuesday—could have major implications for...

State exchange enrollment hits 854,000 as King v. Burwell looms

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 08, 2015

State-based exchanges are reporting a robust number of sign-ups and renewals for health insurance during the current open-enrollment period, an analysis of state data shows. The 14 state-based exchanges are collectively reporting more than 854,000 people signed up or re-enrolled in coverage as of...

ProMedica takes antitrust battle to Supreme Court

By Lisa Schencker  |  January 06, 2015

ProMedica has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court in its battle to keep a hospital it acquired more than four years ago. A lower court ruled the acquisition violated antitrust laws.

Arizona lawmakers cleared to challenge Medicaid expansion

By Melanie Evans  |  December 31, 2014

The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that Republican lawmakers can challenge the state's Medicaid expansion, setting up yet another legal battle over the federal health law's primary goal of expanding coverage.

Report: Biomet again being investigated for bribery?

By Adam Rubenfire  |  December 27, 2014

Medical-device maker Biomet is again suspected of helping bribe foreign government officials, this time in Brazil and Mexico, according to confidential documents obtained by the New York Times.

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