6 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

From the U.S. Department of Justice bringing charges against two former executives of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare to a Wisconsin health system suing Cerner, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.

1. South Carolina health system to pay $7M to settle false billing case
Anderson, S.C.-based AnMed Health agreed to pay more than $7 million to resolve allegations it submitted false claims to Medicare.

2. Feds charge former Tenet executives in $400M fraud case
The U.S. Department of Justice brought new charges against two former executives of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare and the ex-CEO of a prenatal clinic who were allegedly involved in a $400 million fraud scheme.  

3. Wisconsin health system blames Cerner software for $16M in losses
Fond Du Lac, Wis.-based Agnesian Healthcare is suing Cerner, claiming issues with its revenue cycle management software caused the system to lose $16 million.

4. Federal lawsuit: Texas medical practice owners tried to make staff 'more godly'
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit Sept. 20 against Shepherd Healthcare, a medical practice in Lewisville, Texas, alleging the company violated federal law by failing to accommodate the religious beliefs of at least four employees.

5. Whistle-blower: Former Broward CEO concealed major losses tied to 25-year cancer care contract
A recently unsealed lawsuit accuses Fort Myers, Fla.-based 21st Century Oncology of paying kickbacks to Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health's former CEO in exchange for help in securing a 25-year contract that was extremely lucrative for the cancer care provider.

6. Washington AG sues second hospital over charity care practices
The Washington Attorney General's office filed a lawsuit against Capital Medical Center in Olympia, Wash., alleging the 110-bed hospital's charity care practices violate state law. 

More articles on legal and regulatory issues:

Former Las Vegas hospital CEO's second theft trial barred by double jeopardy
Ex-CFO of Florida medical group settles false billing allegations for $100k
Former Cleveland Clinic executive charged in $2.7M fraud scheme

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