April 14, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
The Alaska State House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill that would restrict state Medicaid payments for abortions. The bill sets forth specific medical circumstances under which physicians may deem an abortion "medically necessary," thereby justifying Medicaid reimbursement. The bill ...[read more]
March 21, 2014
by Ann Schober
Chevron Corporation on Tuesday filed for reimbursement of attorneys' fees against Attorney Steven Donziger and others in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Chevron prevailed earlier this month in its lawsuit against Donziger for fraud and racketeering and demands ...[read more]
March 4, 2014
by Ann Schober
The US government on Monday filed a lawsuit against Sprint Communications, Inc., alleging the company overcharged them for telephone wiretapping services. The complaint, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, asserted that Sprint knowingly submitted false " ...[read more]
May 29, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday denied an appeal by the state of Indiana challenging a lower court decision that blocked patient reimbursement through Medicaid if the health providers performed abortions as a part of overall medical care. Planned Parenthood is one of the largest providers that can ...[read more]
March 21, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled 6–3 Tuesday in Wos v. EMA, formerly Delia v. EMA, that the NC Gen. Stat. § 108A-57, which takes a third of medical malpractice settlements for Medicaid reimbursement, is preempted by the Medicaid Act's anti-lien provision, 42 USC §§ 1396a(a)(25), ...[read more]
January 23, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday in Sebelius v. Auburn Regional Medical Center that 10-year-old final rulings for Medicare reimbursement cannot be appealed to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) beyond the deadlines previously set by the Secretary of HHS, despite ...[read more]
January 16, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On January 16, 2009, the US Supreme Court granted certiorari in six cases, including a case concerning the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The case examined whether IDEA permits a tuition reimbursement award for a student unilaterally placed in private school by parents from a ...[read more]
December 5, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Tuesday. In Sebelius v. Auburn Regional Medical Center the court heard arguments on whether a 180-day statutory time limit for filing an appeal with the Provider Reimbursement Review Board (PRRB) from a final Medicare payment determination, ...[read more]
November 2, 2012
by Julia Zebley
Five hospitals filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Health and Human Services in the US District Court for the District of Columbia Thursday over what they contend is a scheme to deny them reimbursement from Medicare for necessary medical services. The coalition, led by the American ...[read more]
January 18, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The US Supreme Court declined Tuesday to rule on a DC same-sex marriage referendum and a Guantanamo detainee appeal but granted certiorari in a consolidated case involving Medicaid reimbursement rates. In Jackson v. DC Board of Elections and Ethics, the court denied certiorari without comment in ...[read more]

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