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The Department of Justice is joining a whistleblower lawsuit in a fraud case against UnitedHealth in which damages could top $1 billion.
After the medical board reinstated the license of doctor who molested patients, one member — now president — secured a $40 million donation for a pet project from the doctor’s relative. He says the two events are unrelated. Critics are demanding an investigation.
Many seniors are denied coverage because therapists mistakenly believe that they must be making improvements to qualify for coverage.
According to a settlement four years ago, Medicare was supposed to make clear to therapists that their services are covered even if beneficiaries are not improving. But that is not yet widely accepted.
A high-profile whistleblower attorney representing the physician is seeking class action status.
The patients allege that Dr. Jeffrey Wang, former executive director of UCLA’s spine center, failed to disclose his conflicts of interest with device maker Medtronic before using the company’s devices in surgeries that left them in chronic pain. Both UCLA and Medtronic deny wrongdoing.
Deportation-relief programs would have meant access to subsidized health care.
Sutter Health, with dominant market share in Northern California, is insisting that employers sign arbitration agreements or face sharply higher out-of-network rates.
Scalia’s death throws cases on abortion, contraception coverage into doubt.
Even when the state orders nursing homes to readmit residents who have been in the hospital, its orders have no teeth.