In March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new initiative called “MyHealthEData,” designed to allow patients to control their own health data and make it portable from provider to provider. In late April, CMS announced a “Data Driven Patient Care Strategy” to advance that initiative.
Allergan Inc. will pay $3.5 million to resolve allegations brought against it under the False Claims Act. The allegations surround Allergan’s LAP-BAND device, which is used by physicians to assist obese patients with weight reduction.
McKesson Corp., one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies, and two of its subsidiaries have had federal and state False Claims Act allegations filed against them on behalf of the federal government, 30 state governments, and the city governments of Chicago, New York City, and the District of Columbia.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the Health and Human Services Notice of Benefits and Payment Parameters for 2019. “The final rule will mitigate the harmful impacts of Obamacare and empower states to regulate their insurance market,” CMS said in a statement.
The medical device company Alere Inc. will pay the United States $33.2 million to resolve allegations brought against it under the federal False Claims Act. The complaint alleged that Alere knowingly submitted false claims to federal and state healthcare programs for unreliable point-of-care diagnostic testing devices, according to a U.S. Justice Department press release.
Spring Gate Rehabilitation and Health Care Center and the federal government have reached an agreement to resolve allegations brought against Spring Gate under the federal False Claims Act and Tennessee’s equivalent statute.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has issued a permanent injunction preventing the federal government from enforcing on Wheaton College, a Chicago-area Christian liberal arts school, the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate. The injunction follows a four-year legal fight.