5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

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From two physicians being charged for their involvement in a $13.4 million fraud scheme to the U.S. Supreme Court hearing a case that could have ramifications on abortion laws, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines.

1. Did Blue Cross cause Alabama hospitals to close? A federal judge wants to know
A group of healthcare providers filed a federal lawsuit last year, claiming Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurers are engaging in cartel-like behavior by divvying up markets to avoid competing against one another. BCBS of Alabama is included in the multidistrict litigation, and a federal judge recently made some demands on the healthcare providers for the case to proceed.

2. Abortion case goes to Supreme Court: 5 things to know
The U.S. Supreme Court heard Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, a case that could have serious ramifications on abortion laws around the country.

3. 2 physicians charged for roles in $13.4M fraud scheme
Two Dallas-area physicians were among six people charged for their alleged participation in a $13.4 million healthcare fraud scheme.

4. Appeals court upholds hospital face mask requirement for unvaccinated healthcare workers
A New York appeals court decided the state was "comfortably" within its right to require healthcare workers who refused to be vaccinated against the flu to wear face masks when working with patients.

5. Supreme Court ruling to quash claims database initiatives in 18 states
The Supreme Court ruled that self-insured health plans could not be forced by a state to report claims information for use in state health pricing databases.

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