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The cautionary tale of Florence Bikundi, an excluded provider

Last month, authorities arrested 25 people on federal charges related to a series of home care fraud schemes that robbed Medicaid of millions. This was the largest healthcare fraud bust in the...

DC Medicaid agency plans HIE

Maybe it takes a kick in the pants from government to get health information exchanges moving. In this case, the aforementioned kick is coming from the Department of Health Care Finance, the District

DC sues area Blue plan, demands it donate millions to community

The government of Washington, DC, has launched a two-pronged attack on the region's largest health plan, filing a suit alleging that the non-profit plan must donate millions to the community, while

OH hospitals lose $79 million award in DSH appeal

A group of 25 Ohio hospitals has lost the latest stage in their ongoing battle to recover a disputed $79 million in Medicare disproportionate-share payments. The hospitals had won a favorable ruling

Express Scripts pays $9.5M settlement over drug switching

Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts has agreed to pay a total of $9.5 million to 28 states and the District of Columbia to settle allegations that it engaged in deceptive prescription-switching

Merck agrees to $58M settlement on Vioxx ads

Merck has agreed to a $58 million settlement with 29 states and the District of Columbia to settle allegations that it downplayed heart risks created by Vioxx in direct-to-consumer advertising. Under

VA, DC begin routing stroke patients to centers

In some states, ambulance crews who suspect that a patient is having a stroke are required to take the patient to a designated stroke center hospital (unless the closest is too far away). This