Law

Dive Brief: Federal regulators Tuesday approved a controversial plan to create a two-tiered Medicaid program in the state of Nebraska that will take effect April 1. Opponents argue the complicated system will deprive some enrollees of benefits. In exchange for completing certain “engagement activities” — including eventually working 80 hours per month — enrollees in
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The 21st Century Cures Act is currently scheduled to enter the enforcement phase in July 2021. Its objective is to put patients in control of their own healthcare information, ultimately improving the quality and efficiency of patient care. The new exchange standards were developed to ensure that healthcare organizations increase  adoption and promotion of interoperability,
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Dive Brief: Federal agencies have charged 345 people across the country, including more than 100 providers and four telehealth executives, with submitting more than $6 billion in fraudulent claims to payers. Of that, $4.5 billion was connected to telemedicine schemes and about $800 million each to substance abuse treatment and illegal opioid distribution. More than
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Dive Brief: The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Republican-led case seeking to overturn the Affordable Care Act on November 10, exactly one week after the presidential election, according to the court’s online docket on Wednesday. A hearing post-election was the likeliest choice from the outset. The justices’ October schedule did not include the highly anticipated
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Dive Brief: Cigna is facing a lawsuit arguing it failed to pay a New Jersey medical office for COVID-19 diagnostic testing and treatment, according to a complaint filed this week in federal court. The medical office, Open MRI and Imaging of RP Vestibular Diagnostics, alleges it is owed nearly $400,000 from Cigna, which it says
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