A Texas physician and former hospital administrator could face decades in prison after a federal jury convicted them of running a $20 million healthcare fraud scheme involving unnecessary medical tests.
Her retirement will cap a 23-year tenure leading the Baton Rouge, La., hospital, which has grown to become the state's largest birthing hospital and neonatal ICU.
In an unsealed False Claims Act case in California federal court, a former Regional Medical Center nurse alleges that administrators billed ICU, medical-surgical and telemetry services on an inpatient basis when the patient was still located in the emergency department.
The Philadelphia-based academic health systems have an exclusive 90-day window to determine whether the acquisition will be a good fit. They will also evaluate the sale of Temple's interest in Health Partners Plans.
Children's National Health System and HSC Health Care System signed a letter of intent to partner. The Washington, D.C.-based pediatric providers aim to finalize the partnership next year.
Little River Healthcare, the bankrupt company that's poised to shutter two hospitals, closed a primary- and specialty-care clinic in Temple, Texas.
As dozens of patients wait in busy hospital ERs for psychiatric evaluations and inpatient bed placements, mental health experts search for solutions.
Former California Gov. Jerry Brown wanted to pare back the 340B program in his state during his tenure, but hospitals defeated his proposal in the Legislature. Now an executive order from new Gov. Gavin Newsom could overhaul the program.