Healthcare News & Insights

Diabetic shoe/Medicare scam leads to $27M fine

Rickey Kanter, the former CEO of Dr. Comfort, agreed to plead guilty to mail fraud regarding sales of its shoe inserts to Medicare patients. He faces a $27 million fine and possible jail time.

Which states are best, worst for disciplining docs?

Public Citizen’s Health Research Group has released its annual report of which states do the best — and worst — job of disciplining doctors who practice bad medicine.

States weigh pros and cons of health reform on their budgets

The newly passed health care law is generally seen as a boon to patients and most providers. But how individual states will fare is much less clear.