• 7 latest lawsuits involving hospitals

    The following hospital lawsuits were reported in the past month, beginning with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  • Police arrest armed man outside Illinois hospital

    Police arrested a 21-year-old man on Monday for reportedly attempting to enter Pekin (Ill.) Hospital with a gun, according to the Woodford Times.  By Ayla Ellison -
  • Texas senator proposes bill to protect hospitals against corrupt administrators

    A Texas lawmaker proposed a bill Monday that would require hospital administrators to be more transparent regarding their ownership interests and the state to conduct safety inspections more frequently, according to The Dallas Morning News.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • Are you leaving your money on the government’s table?

    At this stage it is unclear whether the Affordable Care Act will be repealed in its entirety or whether aspects of it will remain in place.  By Julian Hutton, COO, FreemanGroup Service Solutions -
  • Integrating ultrasound services into your practice – Five reasons December 2016 could be the right time

    While there has been quite a bit written since the election regarding the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under a President-Elect Trump Administration and a Republican Congress, it is important that physicians and their office administrators understand the real impact.  By Jill Rathbun, Managing Partner at Galileo Consulting Group, Arlington , VA -
  • UPMC, Highmark dispute over cancer treatment pricing should not be sent to arbitration, court says

    The Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled that Pittsburgh-based health giants UPMC and Highmark Health should settle their feud over the pricing of cancer treatment services in court, reports The Legal Intelligencer.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • 8 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From executives of a Dallas-based hospital being indicted in a massive kickback scheme to the CEO of a medical supply company pleading guilty to extortion and other charges, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.  By Ayla Ellison -
  • Hospitals' billion-dollar pension dispute heads to Supreme Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to take up appeals filed by Christian-affiliated hospital systems that are accused of underfunding their employee pension plans.  By Ayla Ellison -
  • Executives, physicians at Dallas hospital indicted in massive kickback scheme

    Physicians, founders, executives and investors of physician-owned Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas have been charged in a federal indictment for their alleged involvement in a bribe and kickback scheme, according to the Department of Justice.  By Ayla Ellison -
  • Washington hospitals ink $4.5M settlement in charity care case

    Toppenish (Wash.) Community Hospital, Yakima (Wash.) Regional Medical and Cardiac Center and their parent company Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems have agreed to pay $4.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over the two Washington hospitals' charity care practices, according to the Yakima Herald.  By Ayla Ellison -
  • Man who threatened to bomb JFK Medical Center, schools receives 42-month sentence

    A 25-year-old man who threatened to "blow up" West Palm Beach, Fla.-based JFK Medical Center's north campus, and who sent bomb threats to Kinley Horn, an engineering company in West Palm Beach, and multiple area schools, was sentenced Tuesday to 42 months in federal prison, according to the Palm Beach Post.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • MSHA settles with feds over American with Disabilities Act claims

    Johnson City, Tenn.-based Mountain States Health Alliance has reached a settlement agreement with the federal government, resolving  allegations that the health system did not provide adequate communication to individuals with disabilities that visited or were admitted to facilities owned by MSHA, according to the Department of Justice.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • Man posing as a physician arrested at Ohio State University Hospital

    Police arrested a 36-year-old man dressed in surgical scrubs Tuesday at Ohio State University Hospital, the flagship facility of Columbus-based Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, according to The Lantern.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • Former St. Bernard Hospital executive will not be indicted

    A grand jury has decided not to indict a former Chalmette, La.-based St. Bernard Parish Hospital administrator on criminal charges of violating the state's constitution by spending nearly $100,000 in public money on events and gifts for hospital employees, according to The Times-Picayunne.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • Under new law, Texas healthcare providers responsible for cremation, burial of fetal remains

    Texas on Monday finalized a rule that requires healthcare facilities that provide abortions to pay for the burial or cremation of fetal remains instead of disposing of them as biological medical waste, according to a report in The New York Times. By Tamara Rosin -
  • What you (still) need to know about the MACRA Final Rule

    While the future of the Affordable Care Act and what may replace it now dominate post-election health care debate, the separate Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) marches on under the Final Rule that was released on October 14.  By Dave Halpert -
  • OIG recovers $5.6B from providers in FY 2016

    HHS' Office of Inspector General recovered more than $5.66 billion from healthcare providers and programs in fiscal year 2016, including about $953 million in non-HHS matters resulting from the OIG's work in areas such as Medicaid restoration, according to the OIG's Semiannual Report to Congress.  By Ayla Ellison -
  • GOP leaders aim to vote on ACA repeal by inauguration

    The leaders of the House and Senate budget committees are planning to vote in the first week of January to repeal most of the ACA, a Senate Republican aide told The Hill.  By Ayla Ellison -
  • Former Penn State College of Medicine researcher faces felony forgery charges

    Prosecutors have charged a former Hershey, Pa.-based Penn State College of Medicine researcher with two counts of felony forgery and felony charges of access device fraud, theft by deception and receiving stolen property after the researcher reportedly made improper purchases with university funds, according to the Centre Daily Times.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • Passing ACA replacement through the Senate will be a challenge: 5 thoughts

    President-elect Donald Trump said he plans to address the ACA in his first days in office, likely by taking executive action to annul certain parts of the law that the administration has the discretion to change, according to The Wall Street Journal. However, Republicans on Capitol Hill will need Democratic support to pass any ACA replacement plan. By Tamara Rosin -

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