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Posted on Sep 23, 2016 (2 days ago)

whnt.com

Huntsville doctor called “biggest pill-pusher in north Alabama” charged with illegal prescribing and health care fraud
whnt.com
Aggarwal earlier repaid $2.8 million to Medicare and $45,843 to Blue Cross following audits, according to his plea agreement. The agreement stipulates a 15-year prison sentence. A federal judge must accept the terms of the agreement before it is final.
Huntsville doctor accepts plea deal for role in $9.5 million hea - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.WSFA

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Posted on Aug 30, 2016 (26 days ago)

Blue Cross Says Damages Are No-Go In Antitrust MDL
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, New York (August 30, 2016, 1:55 PM EDT) -- Blue Cross Blue Shield subscribers in Alabama accusing the insurer of anti-competitive behavior cannot recover the damages they seek because decades-old U.S. Supreme Court precedent bars all ...


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Posted on Sep 6, 2016 (19 days ago)

AL.com

Complaint: Alabama health plans discriminate against HIV patients
AL.com
Humana and UnitedHealth will not offer individual plans in Alabama on the health insurance exchange next year. Only one insurance company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, will offer individual plans in the state. Smith said AIDS Alabama and Harvard ...
Complaint alleges discrimination against HIV/AIDS patientsMarketplace.org

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Posted on Sep 19, 2016 (5 days ago)

Weld for Birmingham (blog)

The price of AIDS in Alabama
Weld for Birmingham (blog)
Dunnam has seen first hand the impact that discriminatory insurance practices have had on people who do not meet the current the standards for Medicaid in Alabama. He considers himself lucky to be covered through Blue Cross Blue Shield, which, as he ...


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Posted on Sep 23, 2016 (2 days ago)

ETHealthWorld.com

Indian-American doc charged with USD 9.5 million fraud
ETHealthWorld.com
... a controlled substance outside the scope of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose in July 2012 and with one count of conspiring to execute a health care fraud scheme against Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama.

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Posted on Sep 19, 2016 (6 days ago)

Alabama NewsCenter

UAB fight against cancer happening across many fronts
Alabama NewsCenter
In Alabama, where cancer rates have historically been among the worst in the nation, Edward Partridge, M.D., has spent more than four decades treating women who have been devastated by ovarian and other gynecological cancers. He was a ... The editorial ...


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Posted on Sep 22, 2016 (3 days ago)

Birmingham Times

Honorees for 2016 Vulcan Awards announced
Birmingham Times
Budhwani has worked domestically, most recently with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and its subsidiary, Cahaba Safeguard Administrators, as senior statistician evaluating health outcomes and program effectiveness and identifying fraud, waste and ...


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Posted on Aug 8, 2016 (48 days ago)

AL.com

Blue Cross proposes rate hike of nearly 40 percent on some Obamacare plans
AL.com
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama is seeking an average rate increase of 39 percent on individual plans offered through the Obamacare marketplace, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The proposed rate hikes will affect more than ...
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama seeking rate increase on individual health care plansAlabama's News Leader
Blue Cross of Alabama proposes 39% increase on ACA individual plansWIAT 42
Last Obamacare provider in Alabama announces 39% average rate hike for 2017Hot Air
Yellowhammer News -Healthcare Dive
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Posted today (21 hours ago)

Medical Dialogues

Indian American doctor charged with USD 9.5 million fraud
Medical Dialogues
Washington: A 48-year-old Indian-American doctor in Alabama has been charged with a health care fraud of USD 9.5 million through illegally conducted tests, and prescribing controlled substances for illegitimate purposes. ... been charged with one count ...
Indian-American doc charged with $9.5 million fraudFree Press Journal

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Posted on Aug 29, 2016 (26 days ago)

Daily Mountain Eagle

TR Simmons receives 10K grant for new track
Daily Mountain Eagle
Jeff Adams, far left, of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, presents a $10,000 check to the students of T.R. Simmons Elementary School for their new walking/running track. T.R. Principal Jonathan Allen, center, celebrates the grant along with City ...

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