5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

From patients suing a Minnesota health system alleging it overcharged for medical records to a Texas pharmacist convicted in a healthcare fraud scheme, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.

1. 6 physicians sue Yale anesthesiologist, accused of sexual harassment
Six female physicians are suing a high-ranking Yale University anesthesiologist and professor, accusing him of sexual harassment.

2. Houston 'Compound King' convicted in $21M healthcare fraud scheme
On March 10, a federal jury convicted a Houston pharmacist, dubbed the "Compound King," in a $21 million healthcare fraud and kickback scheme.

3. Hospitals' challenge to publicly posting prices hinges on First Amendment defense
A legal challenge to the Trump administration's rule requiring hospitals to post prices online is testing the bounds of U.S. constitutional free speech.

4. Patient sues Essentia Health alleging it overcharged for medical records
A Wisconsin resident is suing Duluth, Minn.-based Essentia Health alleging the health system overcharged her for copies of her medical records.

5. Florida medical biller sentenced for role in fraud scheme
The owner and operator of a medical billing company in Florida was sentenced to five years of probation for partaking in a scheme to defraud federal healthcare programs.

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