5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

From a physician imposter convicted in a Medicare fraud scheme to 20 more states joining a lawsuit against generic drugmakers, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines.

1. 79-year-old physician convicted in bribes-for-test-referrals scheme
A 79-year-old family physician in New Jersey was convicted March 6 of accepting bribes in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running scheme operated by Parsippany, N.J.-based Biodiagnostic Laboratory Service.

2. New Hampshire hospitals win lawsuit against state over Medicaid DSH payments
A U.S. District Court ruled in favor of the New Hampshire Hospital Association in a dispute over how much the state owes hospitals that serve a large number of Medicaid and uninsured patients.

3. 20 more states join lawsuit against generic drugmakers
The number of states involved in a price-fixing lawsuit against six generic drugmakers has doubled.

4. Physician imposter convicted in Medicare fraud scheme
A man who posed as a licensed physician to convince Medicare beneficiaries to sign up for home health services was convicted March 2 for his participation in a $1.3 million fraud scheme.

5. St. Vincent Healthcare sued by former employee: 9 things to know
A woman who was fired after working at Billings, Mont.-based St. Vincent Healthcare for nearly four decades is suing the health system.

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