StrategyFTC Cracks Down on M&A, Blocks John Muir Health's Deal With Tenet
The move comes after the agency indicated it may intervene in more acquisitions going forward.
TechnologyAHA Sues Feds Over Hospital Use of Data-Tracking Technologies
At issue is a 2022 bulletin that prohibits HIPAA-covered entities from using technology that captures the IP address of people...
MarketingPeople Who Used Recalled Philips Breathing Machines Face Painful Choices
The devices at their bedsides were lifelines, until they learned the foam inside could break down and make them sick....
MarketingTop Philips Executive Approved Sale of Defective Breathing Machines by Distributors, Despite Tests Showing Health Risks
Philips argued in court that its U.S. subsidiary should be responsible for damages caused by its CPAP machines and ventilators....
Clinical CareThousands Got Exactech Knee or Hip Replacements. Then, Patients Say, the Parts Began to Fail.
More than 1,100 patients have sued Exactech since it began recalling artificial knees, hips, and ankles, starting in August 2021.
Clinical CareSenator Calls for DOJ Action Against Philips for Keeping CPAP Machine Complaints Secret
Sen. Richard Blumenthal is seeking federal enforcement days after a ProPublica and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette investigation revealed the company kept secret...
StrategyWhy LCMC's Legal Win Over FTC is Significant for Hospital M&A
Federal approval of hospital transactions may not be required in certain states.
PayerInside Braidwood V. Becerra: What Is at Risk for Payers?
Required coverage for no-cost preventive services is at risk. As the DOJ responds, what would it take for the dominos...
Revenue CycleJudge Sides with Providers in Another No Surprises Act, Payer Battle
Maybe now QPAs will "pass the laugh test."
PayerPatients in CA County May See Refunds, Debt Relief from Charity Care Settlement
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center billed patients and sent them to collections for charges they should not have been required...
Revenue CycleCMS Suspends Surprise Billing Arbitration Following Federal Judge's Ruling
The court invalidated the federal government's federal fee increase and batching restrictions as part of the No Surprise Act.
Revenue CycleCigna Sued for Allegedly Using Algorithm to Deny Claims
The health insurer's PXDX system rejected coverage for "hundreds or thousands [of claims] at a time," the lawsuit states.