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What healthcare providers should know about reverse false claims

The Department of Justice and the New York Attorney General's Office have intervened in a first-of-its kind federal False Claims Act lawsuit against Continuum Health PArtners, Inc. For insights on the significance of this case as Affordable Care Act enforcement unwinds, FierceHealthCare spoke to Leslie J. Levinson, J.D.

Healthcare consolidation on the rise

Consolidation among hospitals and health IT companies will grow this year in the wake of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new survey report by Bass, Berry & Sims, published in association with Mergermarket.

Proposed bill protects hospitals from 'federal contractor' designation

A proposed bill may keep the government from classifying hospitals  and healthcare providers as federal contractors or subcontractors  because they receive federal payments.

4 strategies for provider success

Healthcare providers must adapt and change to the evolving industry climate, taking into consideration healthcare consumerization and the evolution of risk, which is shifting from payers to providers, according to an article from  Strategy+Business.

Debt deal could cut hospital Medicare payments by $1.4M annually

Thanks to the recently enacted debt-ceiling legislation, hospitals could see their Medicare payments cut by $1.1 to $1.4 million annually over the next 10 years, according to estimates from

Doc groups warn global federal cuts will damage care delivery

Healthcare providers are cautioning against across-the-board caps on federal spending, which would would have detrimental consequences for those who depend on federal programs for healthcare, as well

New strategies needed to prevent opioid abuse, deaths

Healthcare providers should consider improved strategies to reduce abuse or even deaths related to opioid use, according to a new study from National Institute on Drug Abuse researchers. The

How to apologize: What Chris Brown can learn from the healthcare industry

Elton John isn't the only one who finds "sorry" to be the hardest word. Healthcare providers--at the behest of their attorneys and risk managers--have been known to remain tight-lipped when mistakes

Could medical tourism trend parallel fate of Detroit car industry?

Here's an interesting take on medical tourism from the perspective of another business--the spa industry. Apparently, spa business executives are keeping a close watch on medical tourism, which they

Study: MD referrals, word of mouth drive choice of providers

Much of the dialogue in public policy assumes that consumers will make provider selections based on price and quality information if they can--despite growing evidence to the contrary. Now, another