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...]