Human Resources'Religious' Exemptions Add Legal Thorns to Looming Vaccine Mandates
With workplace vaccine mandates in the offing, opponents are turning to a tried-and-true recourse for avoiding a COVID-19 shot: the...
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...
PayerCalifornia Supreme Court will hear CMA lawsuit against Aetna
CMA claims that Aetna's actions violated the state's Unfair Competition Law.
MarketingInjuries Mount as Sales Reps for Device Makers Cozy Up to Surgeons, Even in Operating Rooms
Device makers train sales reps to offer surgeons technical guidance in the operating room on the use of their products.
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.
PayerPfizer Court Fight Could Legalize Medicare Copays and Unleash 'Gold Rush' in Sales
A Pfizer win could cost taxpayers billions of dollars and erase an important control on pharma marketing after decades of...
StrategyAfter 18 Months, Sutter Antitrust Settlement Finally Poised for Formal Approval
Numerous twists and turns have slowed the court's approval of the settlement in late 2019.
PayerAHA 'Disappointed' SCOTUS Won't Hear Site-Neutral Appeal
The suit was in response to the 2018 site-neutral final rule that paid hospitals the same reimbursement for some inpatient...
Clinical CareTo Get a Shot at Justice, They Were Forced to Prove Their Disabled Daughter's Intelligence
To qualify for Florida's NICA program, infants must suffer "substantial" damage to both body and mind. Though her body was...
StrategyWhere Does Healthcare Go After California v. Texas?
Following Thursday's ruling, industry observers are analyzing the effects of the ACA remaining intact and what it means for healthcare...
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.
Revenue CycleSome Hospitals Kept Suing Patients Over Medical Debt Through the Pandemic
A new study says some of the nation's largest hospital systems kept filing lawsuits, liens and garnishments ? and most...