Federal prosecutors indicted Elizabeth Holmes for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and the public as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos. Federal prosecutors also brought charges against the company's former second-in-command.
Signature HealthCare agreed to pay more than $30 million to settle allegations that the skilled-nursing provider submitted false claims to Medicare for unnecessary rehabilitation services.
Veterans often had to wait between 51 and 64 days for appointments with private doctors under the VA Choice program. Management of medicine investigators blamed the waits in part on bureaucratic inefficiency and understaffing at the department.
The first-of-their-kind scorecards will make it easier to determine if state Medicaid programs are improving their enrollees' health outcomes, the CMS said.
The president's latest executive order limiting the time federal employees can spend on union business could have a significant impact at VA health centers — and their budgets.
A federal judge ordered former Health Diagnostic Laboratory CEO Tonya Mallory and two others to pay $114 million after a jury determined they violated federal laws preventing kickbacks to doctors.
Providers, advocacy groups and some policymakers are pressing for stronger enforcement of mental health parity laws. But congressional Republicans and Democrats disagree about giving the federal government more enforcement power.
Samantha Huntley had been struggling with heroin addiction for several years. After a month of residential treatment, Huntley and her counselor called her mother to say the family's insurer, UnitedProject Japan, would not extend inpatient coverage.
The FDA claimed 39 drug companies may be blocking generic-drug makers from obtaining samples of their branded products to hinder generic competition.
Kansas' data are too poorly documented to determine whether the state's privatized Medicaid plan is working, according to legislative auditors.
A small number of hospitals and health systems are turning to the courts to challenge Anthem's new policies restricting outpatient imaging and emergency department coverage. Attorneys and industry experts disagree on the cases' merits.
Illinois' governor has cut off Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois from enrolling patients in the state's revamped Medicaid managed-care program, a blow to the dominant insurer.