Human ResourcesHealthcare Staffing Agency Accused of Demanding Employees Stay 3 Years or Repay Wages
Feds have filed a lawsuit to stop a staffing provider from using workers to ?unconditionally guarantee future profit streams.?
Post-AcuteAffordable Senior Care of New York To Pay $400K Penalty for Unlawful 'No Poach' Agreement
The illegal agreement prevented patients and their caregivers from selecting their own providers.
PayerCentene to Pay $215M to Resolve Medi-Cal Drug Overcharges
Centene admits no wrongdoing in the settlement, but will pay back twice the value of its inflated price reporting.
Post-AcuteTriMED HealthCare Ordered by DOL to Pay Over $3.8M in Employee Back Wages, Damages
To avoid paying employees proper overtime, the company lowered the employees' regular rates when employees worked over 40 hours in...
Post-AcuteCalifornia AG Secures Preliminary Injunction Against SNF Franchise for Understaffing, Assault, and Negligence
The California Attorney General alleges that Mariner Health Care Inc. violated California's Unfair Competition Law and False Advertising Law.
Post-AcuteKynd Hearts Home Health Care to Pay $1.5M in Back Wages, Over $220,000 in Penalties
The home healthcare company was previously investigated in 2014 for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.
PharmaMich. Woman Convicted in $65M Pharma 'Coupon' Scam
Suzan Berro submitted fake reimbursement claims to several drugmakers' co-pay assistance programs.
Human ResourcesHospitals' Use of Volunteer Staff Runs Risk of Skirting Labor Laws, Experts Say
The U.S. health system benefits from potentially more than $5 billion in free volunteer labor annually.
TelehealthTelehealth Brings Expert Sexual Assault Exams to Rural Patients
TeleSANE services are expanding across the country in rural, sparsely populated areas.
StrategySutter Health Will Pay $13M to Settle False Claims Allegations
DOJ says Sutter billed government payers for urine tests performed by third-party labs.
PayerConsumer Advocates, Union, Cheer California's Health Plan Accountability Act
Civil penalties for illegal denial of coverage were increased from $2,500 to $25,000 per violation.
Post-AcuteAARP Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Nursing Home Provider for Neglecting Residents
The Alden Group, a healthcare provider for older adults, is being accused of intentionally understaffing their facilities.