Hospital May Fire Employee Whose Religion Prevented Working in Abortion Unit

On June 29 a federal court dismissed a lawsuit brought against a hospital by a former employee who was fired because she refused to work in a unit where abortions were performed. In 2012 Nikita Montgomery was hired to work in the Planned Parenthood department of a county hospital.  In accepting the employment, …

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Fraud So Complicated It Takes a Neurosurgeon

Generally, when a doctor is convicted for fraud, the misdeeds are limited to a single category of fraud.  Maybe the doctor charged for procedures that weren’t performed; maybe there were kickbacks for referrals; or maybe self-referrals were involved. But last Friday a doctor in Michigan pleaded guilty to a …

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Hospitals Rally to Defend 340B

A consortium of hospitals from across the country has delivered a letter to Congressional leaders, urging them to preserve the federal 340B program in its present form.  Neither the content nor the timing of the letter was surprising.  It was dated May 20—the day before the House Energy & Commerce …

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