U.S. Department of Health and Human Services News

Attorneys general coalition to fight proposed HHS rule stopping third party payroll deductions

By Marian Johns | Aug 23, 2018

BOSTON — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is the latest to join a four-state coalition urging the federal government to withdraw a proposed rule that would stop third-party intermediaries from handling payroll deductions for union dues, health insurance and other benefits.

U.S. secures $1.25 million from nursing home operators after False Claims Act violations

By Mark Iandolo | Nov 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Nov. 16 it had settled for $1.25 million with a group of Mississippi companies after allegations of violating the False Claims Act by providing grossly substandard care to nursing home residents at the Oxford Health and Rehabilitation nursing home in Lumberton, Mississippi, from 2005 to 2012.

Company that submitted Medicare claims for the deceased claims it was targeted by CMS

By Karen Kidd | Jan 3, 2017

WALTHAM, Mass. (Legal Newsline) – An appeal by health diagnostics company Alere to get Medicare billing privileges reinstated for a subsidiary diabetes unit, Arriva Medical, claims that the unit was targeted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to clear an administrative backlog, according to an Alere press release.

Pharmaceutical wholesale group says accreditation policy will ‘irreparably damage’ the nation’s prescription drug delivery system

By Jessica Karmasek | Nov 17, 2016

The Association of Independent Pharmaceutical Wholesalers Inc. filed its complaint against a pharmacy benefit manager and the federal government in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia earlier this month. It contends the Verified-Accredited-Wholesale Distributor policy violates various state and federal laws.

Emergency physicians organization fights for fair payment from insurance companies

By Dawn Geske | Aug 12, 2016

An emergency physicians’ organization is taking aim at a ruling that decides how much insurance companies compensate emergency physicians for their services.

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