5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

From an Illinois health system being accused of billing fraud to colonoscopy patients suing a Massachusetts hospital, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.

1. Alexian Brothers Health System accused of billing fraud
Arlington Heights, Ill.-based Alexian Brothers Health System was hit with a lawsuit alleging its billing policies violate the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act.

2. 8 charged with conspiracy to steal hundreds of thousands from MetroHealth System in elaborate scheme
At least eight people were charged with a conspiracy to divert hundreds of thousands of dollars from Cleveland-based MetroHealth System in an intricate scheme that included the creation of dozens of fraudulent corporations pretending to be hospital vendors.

3. Baystate Noble Hospital faces lawsuit from 25 colonoscopy patients
Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield, Mass., is facing lawsuits from 25 colonoscopy patients who say they were potentially exposed to hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV in 2012 and 2013 through improperly disinfected equipment.

4. Florida settles 10-year-long Medicaid suit: 5 things to know
Florida health administrators agreed to settle a decade-long class-action lawsuit that alleged state agencies broke federal law by failing to provide adequate funding for critical health services to children with Medicaid coverage.

5. Epic's lawsuit against India's Tata Consultancy begins in court
A federal trial started in Madison, Wis., over a 2014 lawsuit filed by Epic Systems alleging an Indian consultancy agency stole trade secrets from the EHR vendor.

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