Tennessee-based Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) has agreed to pay $16.5 million to settle claims that it violated the False Claims Act and the Stark statute in 2007.
Though often used to determine the extent of cancer in women with dense breast tissue, a new study casts additional doubt on the usefulness of pre-operative magnetic resonance imaging in preventing further surgery among women undergoing full or partial mastectomy.
A federal judge dismissed Prime Healthcare Services' lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente and a California workers' union in what Prime called a conspiracy to whittle the hospital operator out of the market, California Watch reported this week.
A bill requiring insurers to notify the insurance commissioner and affected members before they terminate a provider contract has reached the desk of the California governor.
Several states are seeking a compromise on Medicare expansion as part of the Affordable Care Act, reported The Wall Street Journal .
Healthcare professionals would be wise to pay attention to constantly maturing e-discovery regulations in their states, according to an article published this week in American Medical News .
A teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School and an associated medical practice have agreed to pay a $1.5 million fine in a breach of patient protected health information (PHI), the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced Monday.
Physicians have been billing Medicare for increasingly complex--and more expensive--procedures over the past 10 years, signaling a growing upcoding trend that adds $11 billion to healthcare costs.
As hospital leaders brace for about $280 million in payments from more than 2,200 hospitals beginning next month, some physicians warn the new penalties won't improve care.
With the upcoming November elections, the number of congressional seats that belong to doctors could grow from 20 to 30, MedPage Today reported.