• 7 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From a West Virginia hospital entering into a settlement in a false billing case to a California university sued over its plan to build a new hospital campus, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines. 
  • Texas physician sentenced to decade in prison for role in $10M scheme

    A Fort Worth, Texas, physician who fraudulently billed insurers was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in a $10 million healthcare fraud, the U.S. Justice Department announced Feb. 25. 
  • 2 Californians sentenced for national ACA fraud scheme

    A father and son duo from California was sentenced Feb. 23 for defrauding Affordable Care Act health insurance plans in 12 states, the Department of Justice said.
  • Texas healthcare CFO sentenced to prison for defrauding IRS

    The owner and CFO of Mansfield, Texas-based Community Care Medical and Medical Case Management & Social Services was sentenced Feb. 23 to more than three years in prison and ordered to pay $3.4 million in restitution for defrauding the IRS, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
  • Justice Department asks Supreme Court to cancel Medicaid work requirement hearings

    Under President Joe Biden, the Department of Justice requested that the Supreme Court cancel arguments in cases concerning Medicaid work requirements, according to Bloomberg Law. 
  • West Virginia hospital to pay $320K settlement in improper billing case

    Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, W.Va., has agreed to pay a $320,175 settlement for submitting false medical claims to insurers, the U.S. Justice Department said Feb. 24. 
  • Appeals court upholds $114M verdict against former lab CEO, marketers

    An appeals court upheld a verdict against the former chief executive of a blood testing laboratory and two of its marketers that found them liable for violating the False Claims Act.
  • Hospice administrator sentenced for role in fraud scheme

    A Southern California hospice administrator was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for his role in a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme, the Department of Justice said Feb. 19. 
  • Supreme Court won't hear case challenging physician's opinion under False Claims Act

    The Supreme Court declined to review a case alleging healthcare management company RollinsNelson violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims for medically unnecessary hospital admissions, according to Bloomberg Law.
  • New York physician charged with manslaughter in patient death

    A New York physician has been charged with manslaughter in the second degree and is facing other felonies related to the overdose death of a patient, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Feb. 19. 
  • 6 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

    From CVS suing a former executive to oncologists losing an appeal over Medicare payment cuts, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines. 
  • Dialysis company hit with False Claims Act suit

    A former employee filed an amended whistleblower complaint against Fresenius Medical Care North America, alleging the dialysis company had unlawful arrangements with hospitals and nephrologists that violated the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute, according to an article from Benesch attorneys published on JDSupra. 
  • CVS sues former Aetna exec to block move to Cigna

    CVS Health is suing Aetna's former chief Medicare officer in an attempt to block him from going to work for Cigna. 
  • Surgeon's libel claim poses threat to public welfare, Iowa hospital says

    The Iowa Supreme Court is slated to decide whether hospitals can be sued for libel after reporting suspected physician misconduct to state licensing boards, according to the Iowa Capital Dispatch. 
  • 3 men created fake Moderna website to sell vaccines, Justice Department says

    Three Maryland men have been charged with wire fraud for creating a fake website resembling Moderna's that claimed to sell COVID-19 vaccines, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. 
  • 7 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From hospitals asking the Supreme Court to review cases on outpatient payment cuts to a former hospital chain CEO winning nearly $1 million in fees in a whistleblower case, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines. 
  • 7 charges filed against suspect in Allina clinic shooting

    Seven formal charges were filed Feb. 11 against Gregory Ulrich, the suspect in the deadly shooting at the Allina Health Clinic Crossroads campus in Buffalo, Minn., according to ABC News.
  • Hospitals ask Supreme Court to reverse payment cuts

    The American Hospital Association, other trade groups and individual hospitals filed petitions Feb. 10 asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse appeals court decisions in two cases involving outpatient payment cuts to hospitals. 
  • Wisconsin pharmacist who tried to ruin COVID-19 vaccine doses guilty of federal tampering

    Steven Brandenburg, a former pharmacist at Grafton, Wis.-based Aurora Medical Center, was convicted Feb. 9 of federal tampering charges after he pleaded guilty to attempting to ruin 570 doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine in December, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. 
  • Former hospital chain CEO wins nearly $1M in fees in whistleblower case

    The former CEO of a hospital chain owned by Health Management Associates is entitled to $959,713 in attorneys' fees and expenses after his complaint against HMA helped the federal government secure a more than $260 million settlement, according to Bloomberg Law. 

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