Health insurer and consumer advocacy groups on Thursday pressed state regulators to protect consumers against the expansion of short-term plans, association health plans and health reimbursement arrangements that the groups said could harm the individual market.
Now that internet providers are allowed to throttle web traffic, healthcare—and telemedicine in particular—may take a hit.
A judge has blocked a proposed merger between Sanford Health and Mid Dakota Clinic until a Federal Trade Commission hearing next month.
DaVita Rx, the pharmacy services unit of kidney dialysis giant DaVita, will pay $63.7 million to settle allegations that it presented false claims to the federal government for prescription medications, and that it provided unlawful financial incentives to Medicare beneficiaries.
The CMS' planned $1.6 billion cut to 340B hospitals will disproportionately impact providers in California, North Carolina and New York, resulting in a $62 million to $126 million hit to hospitals across those states, according to a new study.
Current and former officials at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health have been accused of violating the state's open-government laws in the ousting of former interim President and CEO Pauline Grant.
Clinical labs are suing the CMS over a looming cut to their reimbursement, which they say may curb providers' ability to order tests for their patients to detect illnesses.
Pharmaceutical companies have sued to block a new California law that would require them to give advance notice before big price increases. A pharma trade group said in its lawsuit that California's law illegally tries to dictate national health policy.
With the FCC on the verge of repealing net neutrality rules, there's considerable uncertainty about how the change will affect the healthcare industry, with telemedicine, particularly for rural hospitals, up in the air.
Lawmakers bought themselves a couple of more weeks to hammer out a spending bill, but long-term funding for CHIP and community health centers remains in question.
A suburban New York City woman has sued a doctor, claiming he used his cellphone to take a language test while operating on her.
Either Dr. Salomon Melgen is one of the biggest Medicare swindlers ever, stealing more than $100 million from the federal healthcare program, or a penny-ante thief who walked off with $64,000.