HCA’s motion to dismiss NC lawsuit fails

An antitrust lawsuit filed against HCA in North Carolina will move forward. HCA had filed a motion to dismiss the case, initiated last year by several Asheville residents.

HCA Healthcare Could Face Federal Probe Over Allegations Of Fraud

Rep. Bill Pascrell, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee’s subcommittee on oversight, has asked the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate HCA, the largest for-profit health care chain in the U.S.

Rep. Pascrell calls for investigation of HCA ED admissions

In a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) – Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, calls on HHS to investigate HCA’s emergency department admissions…

Federal lawmaker calls for investigation into HCA

A House lawmaker with oversight authority is requesting an investigation into Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare regarding alleged fraud and staffing issues at its facilities. Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., the chair of the House Ways and Means Committee’s subcommittee on oversight, has asked HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra to investigate whether HCA, a 182-hospital system, is improperly admitting patients to hospitals when patients do not require inpatient care.

Congress asking for federal probe into HCA hospital chain

A House oversight committee is asking for a federal investigation of the largest U.S. hospital chain and its admissions practices amid allegations of widespread fraud. Driving the news: Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), chair of the House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee, this week asked the HHS to look into HCA Healthcare’s emergency department admissions.

Protected: Alaska Regional Hospital

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NC hospital assoc. allegedly lobbied against Medicaid expansion to keep competition out

HCA’s Mission Health is a member of North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA), which was recently exposed for blocking a state Senate bill to expand Medicaid to protect the state’s Certificate of Need (CoN) regulations.

New CO law cracks down on hospitals violating pricing transparency regs

A new CO law went into effect this month that prohibits hospitals from pursuing debt collection from patients if the hospital failed to comply with federal pricing transparency rules at the time of providing care.

New FTC paper warns against COPA laws, cites Mission Health merger

A recent FTC policy paper warns states that hospital mergers permitted under certificates of public advantage (COPAs) have resulted in…

Frontline Workers Speak Out

Kerry Cavazos of SEIU 121RN informs investors about the crises and fight for change at HCA hospitals.