N.Y. docs offered free sneakers in Medicaid scam, prosecutors say

By Associated Press  |  April 01, 2015

Authorities investigating allegations of a Medicaid scam involving doctors and others in New York City recall coming across something curious in a lower floor of a clinic: stacks of shoe boxes containing cheap, off-brand sneakers, boots and sandals in a variety of sizes.

Catholic Health Initiatives sees payoff from restructuring

By Beth Kutscher  |  March 31, 2015

Catholic Health Initiatives' financial performance improved significantly in the second quarter of its fiscal year as it began to see the benefits from recent acquisitions and cost-cutting efforts.

Robinson Health System to pay $10 million kickback settlement

By Adam Rubenfire  |  March 31, 2015

Robinson Health System, Ravenna, Ohio, has agreed to pay $10 million to the federal government to settle claims that it engaged in illegal financial relationships with referring physicians. The hospital voluntarily disclosed the problematic arrangements.

Opposition continues against proposed FDA generic label rule

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 31, 2015

Major pharmaceutical companies continue to actively oppose a yet-to-be-finalized proposed rule that would require generic drug companies to update labels on products if they receive new safety information.

Three Chicago-area hospice providers to merge

By Adam Rubenfire  |  March 31, 2015

Three Illinois palliative and end-of-life care providers plan to merge to create the largest not-for-profit hospice provider, by patient volume, in the state.

You can't always get what you want; just ask physician-owned hospitals

By Paul Demko  |  March 31, 2015

The legislative package repealing Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula for paying doctors takes the typical something-for-everyone approach to gaining support in Congress. But one group that didn't get what it wanted is physician-owned hospitals.

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