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AAHomecare Sues HHS To Halt Controversial Bidding Program Set For July 1
Citing faulty implementation of Medicare's competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, and supplies, the American Association for Homecare has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to stop the controversial bidding program. The program affects medical equipment and services used by Medicare beneficiaries in the home including oxygen therapy, hospital beds, and power wheelchairs.
6/11/08 12:36 PM read complete story
Hospital's Former Owner Charged In Connection With $64.2 Million Civil Healthcare Fraud
The former owner and chief executive of the bankrupt Edgewater Hospital & Medical Center is facing federal perjury and obstruction of justice charges in Chicago relating to the federal government's efforts to collect a $64.2 million civil healthcare fraud judgment against him.
5/30/08 2:53 PM read complete story
Minnesota Ruling May Limit Tax-Exempt Status For Nonprofits
With waning budgets at the state and federal levels, officials are questioning the logic of tax-exempt status for all nonprofits, which is worrisome for the sector because many are struggling despite receiving the benefit.
5/29/08 3:11 PM read complete story
Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Older Workers
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that an age anti-discrimination law protects federal employees who faced retaliation after complaining about discrimination.
5/28/08 5:07 PM read complete story
HHS Moves To Keep Docs' Data Private
HHS has filed an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia of an August 2007 court decision requiring the HHS to release Medicare claims data on more than 40 million beneficiaries and 700,000 physicians.
4/21/08 4:24 PM read complete story
Court of Appeals Upholds PCMA Challenge to D.C. Law
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, in a unanimous three-judge decision, has issued an opinion supporting the position of the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) and holding that it is entitled to renew its constitutional challenge to the fiduciary-disclosure provisions of the District of Columbia's AccessRx Act of 2004.
4/18/08 3:31 PM read complete story
High Court Declines To Hear Legal Challenge To EEOC Rule
The U.S. Supreme Court this week declined to hear a legal challenge brought by AARP regarding an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruling that permits employers to reduce benefits for retirees who reach age 65 and become eligible for Medicare.
3/28/08 4:11 PM read complete story
PBGC Moves to Protect Pensions at New York Racing Assn.
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. has initiated court action to protect the benefits of more than 1,700 workers and retirees covered by the pension plans of the New York Racing Association Inc.
12/31/07 10:55 AM read complete story
Justices Consider Whether Individuals Can Collect on Investment Losses
Supreme Court considers whether plaintiff will be able to recover $150,000 in losses form his individual 401(k) plan caused when the consulting firm sponsoring the plan ignored an order to invest in another mutual fund.
11/27/07 4:35 PM read complete story
EEOC Will Implement Rule Permitting Insurance Cuts for Medicare-Eligibles
The 3rd U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Philadelphia gives the go-ahead to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to finalize its proposed rule to permit employers to reduce health benefits when employees or retirees become eligible for Medicare or a state health plan.
9/27/07 5:40 PM read complete story
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