Genesis Healthcare, one of the nation's largest investor-owned skilled nursing, senior living and rehabilitation therapy providers, will settle six lawsuits alleging that its acquired companies billed Medicare for unnecessary treatment and delivered grossly substandard nursing care.
Bloomfield, Conn.-based Cigna may immediately resume marketing its Medicare Advantage plans and enrolling members. Insurance industry analysts noted that the lifted sanctions pave the way for Cigna to pursue an acquisition in the lucrative Medicare Advantage segment.
The CMS allegedly made more than $729 million in incentive payments to providers who shouldn't have received them. But that kind of waste is almost run of the mill.
The CMS will not expand a pilot that let consumers see how many providers were offered on plans purchased on HealthCare.gov. The pilot will remain targeted to Maine, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.
The FDA's request marks one of the first times the agency has tried to get an opioid pain medication off the market because of the public health consequences of abuse.
The Illinois Department of Insurance is investigating how Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois treats customers, for the first time since 1990.
The not-for-profit system violated HIPAA by using a patient's name in a September 2015 news release about an incident involving an allegedly fraudulent ID card.
The Office of Inspector General at HHS said Wednesday that an audit of Mount Sinai Hospital revealed the hospital received overpayments totaling at least $41.9 million from 2012 to 2013.
President Donald Trump on Thursday created an office at the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve accountability and protect whistle-blowers, calling it a "bold step forward."
CardioNet has agreed to pay HHS $2.5 million for an alleged HIPAA violation, making the company the first wireless health services provider to reach a settlement with HHS.
Embattled blood testing company Theranos has agreed to pay $4.65 million to cover full refunds for every Arizona customer who used the company's testing services, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Tuesday.
The CMS has lifted the threat of canceling Medicare and Medicaid contracts at Greenville (S.C.) Memorial Hospital after the hospital made needed improvements to emergency room processes and staffing.