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Blue Shield of California and Magellan, its mental health administrator, violated accepted professional standards in its criteria for residential treatment and intensive outpatient care, according to a class-action suit. The insurer disputes the allegations.
Freedom Health and Optimum HealthCare agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging they overbilled Medicare.
There are many ways beyond legislative repeal for the Trump administration and congressional Republicans to unravel the Affordable Care Act.
Exchange enrollees and insurers fret over a lawsuit that could end federal help with copays and deductibles.
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.