News at a Glance – Jan 2016

CMS Transitions Away from Meaningful Use As We Know It. Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt announced Jan. 11 at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco that the Centers for Medicare … [Read more...]

News at a Glance – Dec 2015

DOJ Reports $1.9 Billion in Healthcare False Claims Act Recoveries for FY 2015. The Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered $1.9 billion in Healthcare False Claims Act cases in fiscal year (FY) 2015. … [Read more...]

News at a Glance – Nov 2015

HCA Settles Allegations of Unnecessary Testing/Double Billing for $2 Million. HCA Holdings, Inc. (formerly called Hospital Corporation of America) has settled health care fraud allegations relating to … [Read more...]

News at a Glance – Oct 2015

Millennium Settles False Claims Allegations for $256 Million. Millennium Health announced it will pay $256 million and enter into a corporate integrity agreement with the Department of Justice to … [Read more...]

News at a Glance – Sep 2015

FDA Establishes First Patient Engagement Advisory Committee. Recognizing the shift to “patient-centered medicine,” the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is establishing the first-ever Patient … [Read more...]

News at a Glance – Aug 2015

USPTO Updates Interim Guidance for Patents Based On Natural Phenomena. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has updated interim guidance regarding the interpretation of patents … [Read more...]

News at a Glance – Jul 2015

Medicare Celebrates 50th Birthday. This month, Medicare and Medicaid reached a milestone birthday. On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation establishing those federal health … [Read more...]

News at a Glance – May 2015

CAP and ADASP Recommend Secondary Review of Anatomic Pathology Cases: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology (ADASP) have … [Read more...]

News at a Glance – Jun 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide Individual Insurance Subsidies. The United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in King v. Burwell, maintaining income-based subsidies that allow millions of … [Read more...]

News at a Glance – Apr 2015

Arizona Allows Lab Testing Without Doctor Order: Beginning in early July, Arizona residents will be able to order any laboratory test they want without a doctor’s authorization, under a new law … [Read more...]