Clinical CareThe Powerful Constraints on Medical Care in Catholic Hospitals Across America
The Catholic Church's directives are often at odds with accepted medical standards, especially in areas of reproductive health.
Supply ChainQuest Diagnostics to Pay CA Counties $5M in Medical Waste, Patient Data Dump Settlement
Dumpster dives found hundreds of containers of hazardous chemicals; unredacted patient data; and used blood and urine specimen containers.
TechnologyMontefiore Fined Almost $5 Million for HIPAA Violations
The New York City-based health system was fined $4.75 million after a federal investigation found that a former employee and...
Revenue CycleMultiCare Faces Fraud Allegations in DOJ, Washington State Complaint
The allegations stem from a whistleblower lawsuit filed against a former neurosurgeon at Deaconness Hospital in Spokane.
PharmaRecords Show Publix Opioid Sales Grew Even as Addiction Crisis Prompted Other Chains' Pullback
While national pharmacy chains like CVS and Walgreens were dispensing fewer of the highly addictive drugs, Publix's sales were soaring.
Revenue CyclePodcast: 'An Arm and a Leg': When Hospitals Sue Patients (Part 2)
Dan Weissmann goes toe-to-toe with Scott Purcell, CEO of ACA International, a trade association for the collection industry.
TechnologyWill 2024 Be The Year of AI Governance?
Federal regulators are scrambling to create guidelines for the ethical use of AI in a number of industries. Will healthcare...
StrategyCommunity Health Network Settles False Claims Allegations for $345M
The Indianapolis-based nonprofit system has admitted no wrongdoing.
TechnologyAre Health Systems Mature Enough to Use AI Properly?
As healthcare leaders rush to implement AI tools, some are questioning whether they?re equipped, both technically and organizationally, to use...
Revenue CycleOut for Blood? For Routine Lab Work, the Hospital Billed Her $2,400
The hospital charged $9,520.02 for the blood tests and pathology services. The insurer paid $4,310.38, leaving the patient with a...
PayerInsurance Executives Refused to Pay for the Cancer Treatment That Could Have Saved Him. This Is How They Did It.
A Michigan law requires coverage of cancer drugs. One insurer came up with a 'defensible' way to avoid paying for...