Web Exclusive: Understanding MLR Waiver Requests
For the most part, the basis for requesting -- and being granted -- an MLR waiver falls into a single category: fear...
West Penn Hospital would have closed without Highmark deal
Without its acquisition by Highmark Inc., West Penn Allegheny Health System would have been forced to shutter West...
FTC to Appeal Phoebe / Palmyra Decision
The Federal Trade Commission says it will appeal a federal judge's ruling this week to deny a preliminary injunction...
MGH to Pay $1M to Settle 'Potential' HIPAA Violation
Massachusetts General Hospital has agreed to pay $1 million to settle  allegations it violated patient privacy...
IL doctor records taken offline
Illinois once provided the public with detailed histories of the state's doctors — including whether the...
HP snags $200M Medicare claims contract
Palo Alto, CA-based HP Enterprise Services has been awarded a $200 million contract for Medicare Part B claims...
Web Exclusive: Guilty plea OK'd in Jackson Memorial Hospital patient records theft
After first rejecting it, a federal judge has accepted the guilty plea offered by a Miami-Dade businessman charged with...
Data miners fight law that shields doctors
When most patients go to the pharmacy to fill a new prescription, they don’t think twice about turning over the...
Medical privacy law fails to stop snooping
A review of state and federal records shows that dozens of Iowa healthcare workers have been disciplined by their...
Boston hospital: Forgers defrauded patients
A check forgery ring targeted patients at Boston-based New England Baptist Hospital, according to hospital and law...

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