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In an $8 billion settlement, the maker of OxyContin will plead guilty to charges that include providing false information to the DEA and giving kickbacks to doctors for writing unnecessary prescriptions. Critics, however, argue the plea agreement does not sufficiently penalize the company’s leadership.
Financially strapped behavioral healthcare providers impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for relief through the Provider Relief Fund, HHS has announced. Applications are being accepted through Nov. 6.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced a nationwide takedown of 345 charged defendants—including more than 100 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals—on suspicion of submitting more than $6 billion in false and fraudulent claims to federal healthcare programs and private insurers.
National Council has announced the launch of an online resource as part of its plan to expand Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, as well as a guide for behavioral health providers to integrate general health services into their settings.
The California Department of Health Care Services has announced that $20 million in funding will be awarded to two-thirds of hospitals in the state to provide opioid and substance use disorder treatment services.

ONC fellow discusses current privacy initiatives being explored in federal health IT effort

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