5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

From an Indiana health system settling false claims allegations for $20.2 million to the governor of Florida dropping his lawsuit against the federal government, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements.

1. UMC, El Paso Children's Hospital take battle to court
University Medical Center of El Paso (Texas) and El Paso Children's Hospital failed to resolve their conflict over outstanding debt through mediation, and now their fight is headed to court.

2. Community Health Network settles false claims allegations for $20.3M
Community Health Network, a nonprofit system based in Indianapolis, agreed to pay $20.3 million to resolve allegations it submitted false claims to the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

3. John Muir Health to pay $550k to settle whistle-blower lawsuit
Walnut Creek, Calif.-based John Muir Health agreed to pay the federal government $550,000 to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act.

4. Florida Governor drops lawsuit against feds over hospital funds
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he will drop his lawsuit against the Obama administration now that HHS has agreed to partially fund Florida's Low Income Pool program.

5. Union sues feds over data breach: 5 key points
The American Federation of Government Employees, the largest federal workers union, filed a class-action lawsuit against the government in response to the massive data breach of the Office of Personnel Management.

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