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Los Angeles-based Pacific Alliance Medical Center has agreed to pay $42 million to settle a whistleblower's allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by entering into illegal referral agreements with community partners, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday.
A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday handed down a one-year prison sentence to a sports medicine doctor who admitted to accepting more than $60,000 in bribes from a compounding pharmacy in exchange for referring prescriptions and falsifying health records.
A Georgia health provider can’t be held liable for the firings of two nurses who had earlier raised concerns about shift staffing, a state appeals court ruled on Tuesday, finding their disclosures were about internal procedures that fell outside the scope of a state whistleblower law.
In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court handed abortion rights advocates a major legal victory in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, lower courts have continued to toss legislation restricting abortion access, but that hasn’t stopped new laws from popping up just as quickly.
An Illinois federal judge said she expects to rule by Friday on whether the cash-strapped state must pay Medicaid care providers under a pair of years-old consent decrees, saying she needs more evidence of the bill backlog’s impact.