5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements


From HHS asking a federal court to reconsider an order to clear the Medicare reimbursement appeals backlog to the former interim CEO of Broward Health suing the North Broward Hospital District, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.

1. Ousted CEO sues Broward Health
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health's ex-CEO Pauline Grant filed a lawsuit against North Broward Hospital District, which does business as Broward Health, over alleged open-meetings law violations.

2. Pennsylvania hospital to rehire 6 workers fired for refusing flu shots
Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pa., agreed to rehire six former employees who were fired in late 2013, early 2014 for refusing to get flu shots due to their religious beliefs. The agreement came on Dec. 20 as part of a legal settlement.

3. HHS: Court order on Medicare appeals backlog would require improperly paying claims
HHS asked U.S. District Judge James Boasberg to reconsider an order instructing HHS to clear its backlog of Medicare reimbursement appeals by the end of 2020.

4. Olympus executives take the Fifth during investigation of scope-related infection outbreak
Three executives from Olympus invoked the Fifth Amendment during a deposition about deadly infectious disease outbreaks linked to the Tokyo-based company's duodenoscopes.

5. Minnesota chiropractors accused of insurance fraud
Twenty-one defendants, including several chiropractors, in Minnesota were charged for conspiring to commit healthcare fraud.

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