SPOTLIGHT: A hospitalist war gets underway

Hospitalist company Cogent Healthcare has been hit with a RICO lawsuit by a hospital it services. The suit, which also names Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York, says the plan and hospitalist company have been working together to deny coverage to HIP members. Given the stakes involved--Cogent is one of the more prominent companies in the hospitalist space--this one could rock the emerging hospitalist management industry. Article