6 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

From national healthcare organizations refiling a lawsuit over 340B drug pricing program cuts to a Georgia physician accused of submitting thousands of false claims to Medicare, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines.  

1. CHS, Quorum say investors weren't duped into buying stock at inflated prices
Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems and Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health urged a federal judge not to grant class certification in a shareholder lawsuit alleging Quorum's stock was trading at an inflated price after its spinoff from CHS.  

2. Georgia physician allegedly submitted 4,500 false claims for unnecessary lead poisoning treatments
Federal investigators allege Charles Adams, MD, a physician in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., injected thousands of patients with a lead poisoning treatment they didn't need, and billed the government $1.5 million for medically unnecessary treatments.  

3. Premera Blue Cross accused of destroying evidence in data breach case
The plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Premera Blue Cross, which involves a 2014 data security incident, claim the payer "willfully" destroyed evidence that would have provided details of the breach.

4. Hospitals refile lawsuit against CMS over $1.6B in 340B cuts
The American Hospital Association, along with several other national healthcare organizations and hospitals, refiled their lawsuit against HHS to reverse Medicare payment cuts for drugs purchased through CMS' 340B drug pricing program, the AHA announced Sept. 5. 

5. Medical center owners allegedly double billed insurers, altered patient records as part of $80M scheme
Four people were charged in an $80 million Medicare fraud scheme that involved providing unnecessary medical treatment to patients.

6. Physician imposter allegedly diagnosed patient at California hospital
A 23-year-old man is accused of impersonating a physician at California hospitals.

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