In Massachusetts, two doctors have reached an agreement with the state Attorney General's office to pay $445,720 in aggregated fines and restitution for overcharging low-income patients who were receiving treatment for opioid addiction, according to an article at Boston.com.
Healthcare provider groups have been clear in their view that the pending health insurance mega-mergers will ultimately harm hospitals, physicians and by extension, consumers. But now a group representing consumers themselves has joined the movement to oppose the deals.
A recent review of the HITRUST Cyber Threat XChange (CTX), set up in 2012 to speed up detection and response to cyberattacks, highlights how far the industry has to go to effectively share information on cybersecurity
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has intervened in a proposed merger of two rural Appalachian hospitals, claiming it would create monopoly-like conditions for the region.
A New Jersey hospital's management decision to pay back property taxes could set off a flurry of similar demands to other acute care facilities statewide.
The embattled Department of Veterans Affairs paid out $142 million in executive and employee bonuses in 2014, the same year a major, ongoing scandal involving care delays first broke, according to USA Today.
Continuing the healthcare provider community's criticism of consolidation in the health insurance industry, the American Medical Association has officially asked federal regulators to block the two major insurer mergers.
One of the many ways retail health clinics are gaining marketshare is through telemedicine--and family physicians must adopt the technology in order to remain competitive, according to a speaker at the American Academy of Family Physicians' recent State Legislative Conference.
A judge has ruled a hospital is not liable for an employee's Facebook post containing a screenshot of a patient's medical record that revealed she had a sexually-transmitted infection, setting a potential precedent for emerging issues of social media and patient privacy, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
The question of who pays when something goes wrong in a healthcare setting seems simple enough, but the answer isn't straightforward due to so many variables, according to a report from Kaiser Health News.