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WSJ Applauds FCC Chairman Pai, Commissioner Carr in Support of T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Echoing CFIF, today's Wall Street Journal board editorial applauds Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai's and Commissioner Brendan Carr's expressions of support for the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger:

By joining forces, T-Mobile and Sprint will be better positioned to compete against wireless leaders Verizon and AT&T in the 5G era.   Sprint is sitting on loads of mid-band spectrum that boosts wireless speeds while T-Mobile boasts ample low-band spectrum that provides coverage.  The combination is likely to provide a faster, denser network."

As they rightly conclude, "government penalties pale next to the powerful market incentives that already exist for Sprint and T-Mobile to rapidly build out their networks lest they lose market share to Verizon, AT&T, cable…[more]

May 21, 2019 • 11:36 am

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Thursday, October 04 2018

A nurse in Kansas filed a lawsuit against her former employer claiming the hospital falsified patient arrival times at the emergency room to maximize reimbursements.

Former Lawrence Memorial Hospital nurse Megen Duffy filed the federal False Claims Act lawsuit against the hospital in 2014, alleging the hospital misreported arrival times for patients with chest pain in order to maximize the amount of reimbursement money from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Recently, District Court Judge Sam A. Crow dismissed the lawsuit on grounds there was no proof that any data reported by the hospital impacted its Medicare reimbursement.

Russ Johnson, President and CEO of the hospital, defended the hospital's practices and procedures, adding that the lawsuit was expensive and time consuming.

"It has cost this community hospital over one million dollars," Johnson said in a news release. "That is money that could have been used for providing care and services to people who need them so much. That is the real tragedy in this frivolous lawsuit."

Source: ljworld.com

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