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Oklahoma Jury Hits Health Insurer Aetna with $25.5 Million Verdict

Oklahoma Jury Hits Health Insurer Aetna with $25.5 Million Verdict

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The Oklahoman reports that jurors wanted to send a message to health insurer Aetna after hearing how the company’s overworked doctors denied an Oklahoma cancer patient’s claim for coverage for proton beam therapy.

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Lawsuit Claims El Paso Doctor, Lawyer Conspired to Violate State Law

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An El Paso neurosurgeon is the subject of a lawsuit filed last week, accused of unlawfully conspiring with a local attorney to solicit legal representation for a dying truck wreck victim, according to a release from Androvett Legal Media & Marketing.

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Feds Settle Huge Whistleblower Suit Over Medicare Advantage Fraud

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MedCity News reports that one of the nation’s largest dialysis providers will pay $270 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegation that it helped Medicare Advantage insurance plans cheat the government for several years.

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Jury Hits Hospital With $26M Med-Mal Verdict in Tragic Birth Case

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Under a “high-low” agreement struck earlier by both sides, the plaintiffs agreed to receive a “high’’ of $7.5 million if they won their suit and a “low’’ of $1.5 million, even if they lost, reports the New York Post.

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Federal Appeals Court Sides With Physicians in ‘Docs vs. Glocks’ Case

Federal Appeals Court Sides With Physicians in ‘Docs vs. Glocks’ Case

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The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Florida’s so-called “Docs and Glocks” law, which prohibited doctors from asking patients about guns in the home, violated a physician’s free speech rights, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Bill in Texas Legislature Would Give Nurse Practitioners More Power

Bill in Texas Legislature Would Give Nurse Practitioners More Power

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A bill in the Texas House seeks to end regulations that require nurse practitioners to contract with doctors in order to treat and write prescriptions.

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2016 HIPAA Year in Review: Audits, Fines, and Enforcement Trends

2016 HIPAA Year in Review: Audits, Fines, and Enforcement Trends

Event, Jan. 25, 2 p.m. EST
Compliancy Group will present a complimentary webinar examining the major breaches and fines that made 2016 the most expensive year on record for HIPAA fines and enforcement.

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Obamacare Replacement May Look Like Existing Law, Without Mandate

Insight
The changes likely will be phased in over time, with very few, if any, immediately repealed. That will allow the new Congress time to fashion replacement parts. And those replacement parts will mostly resemble the old law, says Dallas health care lawyer Jeff Drummond of Jackson Walker LLP.

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Nation’s Largest Freestanding ER operator Shedding Executives

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Graham Cherrington is the second executive to leave the embattled company suddenly in recent months, following a disappointing $11.7 million loss in third quarter.

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Latham & Watkins Advises Gritstone Oncology in Its Formation and Financing

NEWS
Gritstone Oncology, a cancer immunotherapy company developing next-generation, personalized cancer therapeutics, has announced a Series A financing of $102 million.

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Control Your Online Medical Practice Reputation Before it Controls You

EVENT, Oct. 22, 2 p.m. EDT
Can you name the one thing in your practice that can dictate everything from new patient referrals to insurance contract negotiations and recruiting of staff and providers?

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