5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

From a former hospital CEO facing criminal charges to the U.S. Supreme Court issuing a major decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements.

1. DOJ sues Michigan hospitals for alleged antitrust violations
The Department of Justice sued four Michigan hospital systems alleging that for years the systems had unlawfully allocated marketing territories to limit competition.

2. Supreme Court upholds PPACA subsidies in King v. Burwell: 10 things to know
The U.S. Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited opinion on King v. Burwell, ruling 6-3 that tax subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are available to all Americans, even those who reside in states that did not establish their own health insurance exchanges.

3. Former hospital CEO faces criminal charges in Chicago
The former president and CEO of Edgewater Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, Peter Rogan, returned to Chicago to face perjury and obstruction of justice charges stemming from the hospital's financial collapse in 2002.

4. Court orders physician to dole out $500k for trash talking sedated patient
An anesthesiologist was ordered to pay $500,000 for mocking a sedated patient.  

5. DaVita settles whistle-blower lawsuit for $450M
Denver-based DaVita Healthcare Partners agreed to pay $450 million to resolve claims it violated the False Claims Act by wasting medication and then billing Medicare and Medicaid for it.

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6 recent whistle-blower lawsuits in the healthcare industry
46 medical professionals charged in connection with $712M in false billings
Former hospital CFO receives 23-month sentence for lying about meaningful use

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