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A firefighter and two pharmaceutical sales representatives admitted in New Jersey federal court Friday to taking part in a scheme to defraud state health benefits programs and other insurers out of more than $25 million through unnecessary prescriptions, a day after two fellow conspirators copped to their roles, authorities announced.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services must better explain why it used questionable data from “turbocharging” hospitals when calculating how Medicare would dole out billions of dollars for extraordinarily expensive patients, the D.C. Circuit ruled Friday.
Two surgery supply companies have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to deny certiorari to a specialized sutures company’s challenge to an antitrust decision over “bundled” sales of surgery products, saying the suture company’s claim of a circuit split and of an anti-competitive market for its goods are both erroneous.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s Weingarten decision requires that employers let union representatives join workers only in mandatory meetings, a D.C. Circuit panel said Friday, partially reversing a National Labor Relations Board order that said a Kansas hospital must allow union reps to join two nurses at investigative hearings.
A split National Labor Relations Board on Thursday affirmed a finding that a short-stay acute rehabilitation center’s care managers are not supervisors under the National Labor Relations Act, denying the employer’s request for review of a decision that found those managers’ pro-union remarks didn’t taint a union election outcome.