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Illinois medical group looks to make nationwide waves

Illinois medical group looks to make nationwide waves

By Stephanie Goldberg  |  December 18, 2018

Acquiring a couple of doctors at a time has resulted in rapid, yet relatively quiet, growth for DuPage Medical Group, which added 140 clinicians this year. The next step is taking the model out-of-state.

Battle between Molinas forces thousands to switch doctors

Battle between Molinas forces thousands to switch doctors

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 14, 2018

Molina Healthcare is kicking former CEO Dr. J. Mario Molina's medical practice out of its network, forcing roughly 78,000 patients to either find new doctors or switch health plans to keep their current ones.

UnitedHealthcare, Envision renew contract after ED billing dispute

UnitedHealthcare, Envision renew contract after ED billing dispute

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 11, 2018

UnitedHealthcare and physician staffing company Envision Healthcare have renewed their contract for 2019, resolving a dispute over Envision's ED billing practices that threatened to leave patients on the hook for surprise out-of-network medical bills.

6 doctors charged in alleged $464 million scheme to prey on addicts

6 doctors charged in alleged $464 million scheme to prey on addicts

By Anisa Jibrell  |  December 07, 2018

Five metro Detroit doctors and one from the Grand Rapids area have been indicted for allegedly running a $464 million healthcare fraud scheme that involved millions of opioid drugs and unnecessary medical procedures in Southeastern Michigan.

Wayne State University medical group tries to thread Chapter 11 needle

Wayne State University medical group tries to thread Chapter 11 needle

By Jay Greene  |  December 03, 2018

The sudden bankruptcy filing of the Wayne State University Physician Group was driven by discovery earlier in the year that financial losses of the 264-physician faculty practice plan were double the $5.5 million expected and a new, more drastic turnaround plan was required.

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