5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

From a former hospital CFO being ordered to pay restitution for lying about meaningful use to the governor of Florida filing a lawsuit against the federal government over Medicaid expansion, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements.

1. Former hospital CFO ordered to pay $4.4M for lying about meaningful use
Center, Texas-based Shelby Regional Medical Center's former CFO, Joe White, was ordered to pay more than $4.4 million in restitution for his role in a healthcare fraud scheme.

2. Florida governor files lawsuit against feds over Medicaid expansion: 10 things to know
Florida Gov. Rick Scott filed a lawsuit against the federal government for allegedly withholding money from Florida to force the state into expanding Medicaid.

3. The Medfusion vs. Allscripts lawsuit comes down to the interpretation of a comma
Medfusion and Allscripts have been facing each other in a lawsuit alleging breach of contract, and the outcome of the lawsuit could hinge on the use of a single comma.

4. Georgia hospital to pay $20M to settle Medicare billing dispute
The Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon agreed to pay the federal government $20 million to settle overbilling allegations.

5. 9th physician pleads guilty in $56M Medicare fraud scheme
Winston Murray, MD, of Hammond, La., pleaded guilty to federal healthcare charges for his involvement in a $56 million Medicare fraud scheme.

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