Addressing Ransomware in Healthcare

Irina Baranova

There have been an alarming increase of ransomware attacks on healthcare systems in 2021—with more than 65 reported ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations in the third quarter alone and two-thirds of organization reporting that they had been targeted by ransomware strikes—a trend that is likely to continue in 2022. Ransomware in […]

Florida’s NCH Healthcare System Agrees to Pay $5.5 Million to Settle Common Law Allegations for Impermissible Medicaid Donations | OPA

Irina Baranova

NCH Healthcare System (NCH), which operates two hospitals in Collier County, Florida, has agreed to pay the United States $5.5 million to resolve allegations that it made donations to local units of government to improperly fund the state’s share of Medicaid payments to NCH.  The Florida Medicaid program provides medical […]

Doctors sue Envision Healthcare, say private equity-backed firm shouldn’t run ERs in California

Irina Baranova

An emergency medicine physicians group has sued Envision Healthcare, the giant health care services company, alleging that it violated California laws barring corporations from practicing medicine when it took over staffing of the emergency department at Placentia-Linda Hospital in Placentia, California, in August. The lawsuit was filed by the American Academy of […]