• UHS improperly diverted $100M from DC hospital, lawsuit claims

    George Washington University is suing King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services in District of Columbia Superior Court, alleging UHS is keeping profits that should be invested in the university's medical school and network of physicians, according to The Washington Post.
  • Vermont ACO faces allegations of fraud, faulty data

    Colchester-based OneCare Vermont, the state's only ACO, faces allegations of fraud from a former employee who says the ACO's strategy was based on unreliable and flawed data, according to reports from VT Digger.
  • Hospital chain CEO accused of scheming with Joe Biden's brother to steal business plan

    A Tennessee businessman claims a younger brother of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, a hedge fund manager and the owner and CEO of a hospital chain each played a role in a scheme to steal his company's business model.
  • 7 physicians sue Drexel over contract terminations

    Seven physicians are suing Philadelphia-based Drexel University College of Medicine for breach of contract, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • HCA fights CNN's subpoena in defamation suit

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare is refusing to comply with an "over-broad subpoena" issued by CNN seeking information on a former company executive, according to the Nashville Post.
  • 13 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From four national hospital groups suing HHS to keep their negotiated rates secret to a neurologist suing a patient's family member over a negative Yelp review, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.
  • Neurologist sues patient family member for bad Yelp review

    Nandigam Neurology in Murfreesboro, Tenn., filed a $25,000 lawsuit against a patient's family member after she posted a negative review of neurologist Kaveer Nandigam, MD, local news station WTVF reported.
  • OIG to recover nearly $6B in fraudulent payments

    Almost $6 billion in fraudulent payments is expected to be recovered by HHS' Office of Inspector General, federal officials said in their semiannual report to Congress.
  • Hospital groups sue HHS to block price transparency rule

    Four organizations representing hospitals and health systems across the nation sued HHS Dec. 4, challenging a final rule that requires hospitals to disclose the rates they negotiate with insurers beginning in 2021.
  • Jury rejects Mercy physician's claims of unequal pay

    A federal jury ruled in favor of Mercy Physician Associates Nov. 13 in a wage discrimination lawsuit, rejecting allegations that a female family practice physician was paid less than her male peers for the same work, according to The National Law Review.
  • Former Iowa hospital CEO given suspended sentence for theft charges

    A judge handed down a suspended prison sentence Dec. 3 to Lon Butikofer, PhD, RN, the former CEO of Regional Medical Center in Manchester, Iowa, who pleaded guilty to first-degree theft in October, according to local radio station KMCH.
  • Thefts target providers in Ohio, Indiana

    Kettering Health Network police believe thefts occurring at hospitals and physician practices in Ohio and Indiana may be related, local Ohio news station WHIOTV 7 reports.
  • FBI investigating New Jersey hospital tied to transplant scandal

    The FBI is investigating whether Newark (N.J.) Beth Israel Medical Center attempted to defraud federal insurers through its organ transplant program, according to ProPublica.
  • Mismanagement of medical records attributed to 22 migrant deaths, lawsuit claims

    Software malfunctions and misuse of medical technology have resulted in the deaths of 22 detainees in Immigration and Customs Enforcement between 2013 and 2018, according to a Dec. 1 Politico report.
  • Seattle Children's to face another mold lawsuit

    Seattle Children's Hospital will face another lawsuit over the series of patient infections and deaths linked to Aspergillus mold in its operating rooms, according to KIRO 7.  
  • Boston Heart to pay $26M to resolve kickback allegations

    Boston Heart, a clinical diagnostics company, will pay $26.67 million to resolve whistleblower allegations  of kickbacks to physicians, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. 
  • UPMC Susquehanna says employee wrongly viewed patient record

    Williamsport, Pa.-based UPMC Susquehanna's privacy chief David Samar confirmed that an employee had improperly viewed the protected health information of a coworker, according to Pennlive.com.
  • California surgeon gets prison time for role in $580M billing fraud scheme

    An orthopedic surgeon was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison Nov. 22 for his role in a healthcare fraud scheme that resulted in the submission of more than $580 million in fraudulent claims, mostly to California's worker compensation system, according to the Department of Justice.
  • 9 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From more than 600 hospitals suing HHS over Medicare payment cuts to a former executive suing Novant Health for "reverse discrimination," here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.
  • Former UMMS board member faces up to 35 years in prison for fraud scheme

    Catherine Pugh, former Baltimore mayor and University of Maryland Medical System board member, pleaded guilty Nov. 20 to four of 11 charges related to a children's book fraud scheme, according to the Justice Department.   

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