PayerUCSD Health Pays $3M to Settle False Claims Allegations
DOJ had alleged that from December 2015 to October 2019, UC San Diego Health submitted claims to Medicare for the...
Clinical CareAs Overdose Deaths Soar, DEA-Wary Pharmacies Shy From Dispensing Addiction Medication
The DEA is exacerbating the opioid epidemic by scaring pharmacies away from dispensing this medication when it's desperately needed.
PayerGeisinger to Pay $18.5M For Hospice Care Billing Violations
After the violations were discovered, Geisinger Community Health Services told the United States Attorney's Office.
StrategyReluctant Localities Are Being Dragged Into Court to Fix Sidewalks for People With Disabilities
In Baltimore and many other communities across the U.S., there has been widespread noncompliance with parts of the ADA.
Covid-19NY Reaches Agreement With DOJ Over Vaccine Access for Blind People
State officials say they have corrected issues that prevent blind or visually impaired users from accessing forms or navigating vaccine...
StrategyTrump's Mar-a-Lago Buddies Tried to Get the VA to Sell Access to Veterans' Medical Records
A congressional investigation prompted by ProPublica's reporting found Trump's "Mar-a-Lago crowd," wealthy civilians with no U.S. government or military experience.
StrategyFlorida Spine Surgeon and Device Company Owner Charged in Kickback Scheme
The indictment alleges that SpineFrontier, Chin and Humad paid surgeons between $250 and $1,000 per hour in sham consulting fees...
StrategyAscension Michigan to Pay $2.8M to Settle False Claims Allegations
Four Michigan hospitals were named in the suit, which stems from the questionable practices of one gynecologic oncologist.
StrategyBiden Order Pushes Competition, Targets Healthcare Consolidation, High Drug Costs
The executive order targets four areas "where lack of competition in healthcare increases prices and reduces access to quality care"...
Clinical CareDevice Makers Have Funneled Billions to Orthopedic Surgeons Who Use Their Products
SpineFrontier allegedly paid kickbacks to surgeons who agreed to implant the highly profitable devices in hundreds of patients.
TechnologyEHR Vendor to Pay $3.8M to Settle Kickback Allegations
CareCloud Health said it "admitted no wrongdoing in this matter and has accepted settlement in an effort to move forward...
StrategyMedicare Recovered $1B in Fraud in FY20
Medicare Fraud Control Units recovered $3.36 for every $1 spent investigating fraud.