Drug maker Pfizer violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act by engaging in a fraudulent marketing scheme promoting the epilepsy drug Neurontin for “off-label” uses, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has issued a proposed rule under the federal health care law that would allow certain religious organizations to opt-out of providing mandatory contraceptive coverage to employees. But the rule also would allow employees to obtain outside coverage with no co-pays and at no cost to the organizations.
A federal court was not required to assess civil penalties against an employer that failed to provide notices required under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, the 8th Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.
Amounts that an employer reimbursed a divorced employee for his health insurance should not have been used to increase his child support obligation, the Georgia Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced a settlement with one of the state’s largest health insurers over allegations that the company failed to protect the personal information of its members.
A 90-year-old woman residing in an assisted-living facility in Billings, Mont. has won a $34.2 million judgment against her Omaha, Neb.-based insurance company for suspending payments for her dementia care.
WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration has proposed two new rules under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act aimed at cracking down on heath care fraud and protecting businesses and workers whose health benefits are provided through a multiple employer welfare arrangement.
Published: October 20, 2011
Tags: health insurance, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, HIPAA, preemption
Federal law preempts claims brought under a state “little HIPAA” law prohibiting health insurers from charging different premiums to similarly situated individuals, the 9th Circuit has ruled.
A medical malpractice jury could hear evidence that a doctor acted in accordance with the standard of care by refusing to commence an expensive course of treatment until receiving approval from the patient’s health insurer, the Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
A state mental health parity law required a health insurance company to pay for the residential care of an insured who suffered from anorexia nervosa, the 9th Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.