Tag: Medicaid

Doctors Sue United Healthcare for Bad Faith

BROOKLYN (CN) – A 22,000-member physicians’ group sued United Healthcare Insurance, claiming the money-grubbing, multibillion-dollar insurance company is illegally terminating them from its Medicare network on Jan. 1 to cut its losses from reduced federal payments under the Affordable Care Act.

Boy, 7, born with rare cancer loses his insurance because of Obamacare…leaving his parents needing $50,000 to pay for life-saving chemotherapy

A Gainesville, Texas family is fighting  for their cancer-stricken child’s life after he was removed from his insurance  plan Ron and Krista Alford’s seven-year-old  boy Hunter is in need of another round of chemotherapy costing  $50,000 He has lost his insurance after an  administrative blunder caused by Obamacare […]

A Georgia hospital’s psychiatrist overprescribed narcotics to get sex from patients, and committed Medicaid fraud along the way, a former patient claims

Woman Claims Hospital Let Doc Run Wild By IULIA FILIP   SAVANNAH, Ga. (CN) – A Georgia hospital’s psychiatrist overprescribed narcotics to get sex from patients, and committed Medicaid fraud along the way, a former patient claims in court. Amie Tatum sued Memorial Health University Medical Center and […]

Feds Accuse Novartis of Kickback Drug Scheme

      MANHATTAN (CN) – Novartis Pharmaceuticals cost Medicare and Medicaid tens of millions of dollars by paying kickbacks to pharmacies to switch transplant patients to one of its drugs instead of cheaper generics, federal prosecutors say. The United States unsealed a four-count complaint against Novartis on […]

US hospitals make more money when surgery goes wrong

17  Apr  2013 WASHINGTON (AFP) US hospitals face a disincentive to improve care because they make drastically more money when surgery goes wrong than when a patient is discharged with no complications, a study published Tuesday found. “We found clear evidence that reducing harm and improving quality is perversely penalized […]

Antipsychotic Drugmakers Target Marketing Dollars at D.C. Medicaid Psychiatrists, Study Indicates: Prescribing Antipsychotics to non psychotic Children

ScienceDaily (Sep. 26, 2012) — The D.C. Department of Health (DOH) has released a study by George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services (SPHHS) indicating the high levels of marketing by antipsychotic drug manufacturers to Medicaid psychiatrists in the District of Columbia. Antipsychotics are one […]