The units bought by Abbott Laboratories are accused of submitting false Medicare claims for unnecessary devices for diabetic patients and paying kickbacks to the patients.
In an unsealed False Claims Act case in California federal court, a former Regional Medical Center nurse alleges that administrators billed ICU, medical-surgical and telemetry services on an inpatient basis when the patient was still located in the emergency department.
Industry stakeholders were generally optimistic about proposed data-exchange rules, but they want regulators to ensure the information is useful to patients and clinicians.
HHS is using a public approach to enforcing its rules on healthcare stakeholders.
Project Japan industry groups have new hope that whistleblower cases will dwindle or even go away under new Attorney General William Barr.
Insurance industry analysts are anxiously waiting for CVS Health to report its Q4 2018 financial results. It'll be the first quarter since the pharmacy behemoth closed its $70 billion deal to acquire health insurer Aetna in November.
Speaking at HIMSS19, ONC chief Dr. Donald Rucker said greater use of smartphones and APIs will drive new business models in healthcare.
Two judges ruled that the government violated its statutory obligation to pay cost-sharing reduction payments. Another case is already on appeal.
Gilead Sciences is accused of giving kickbacks to healthcare organizations, government agencies, universities and community groups to boost sales of its hepatitis and HIV drugs, resulting in billions of dollars in excess government spending.
The CMS may use its innovation center to push early adoption of newly proposed transparency and data-blocking rules.
Alex Azar blasted the insurer practice of having a patient start over on step therapy if they switch insurance plans, as HHS aims to apply step therapy to Medicare Part B and D.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma says the industry has "not done the right thing" in the quest for information exchange, arguing that patient data belongs to the patient.