6 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

From a remote cardiac monitoring company settling a kickback case to a jury convicting a home healthcare owner in a Medicare fraud scheme, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.

1. NJ cardiac monitoring company settles kickback case
Ewing, N.J.-based MedNet, a remote cardiac monitoring company, agreed to pay more than $1.35 million to resolve a kickback case.

2. Former auditor accuses Eskenazi Health of improper billing
A compliance auditor who blew the whistle on alleged improper billing at Indianapolis-based Eskenazi Health claims she was fired for doing so.

3. Feds to judge: Deny Aetna's request to depose Andy Slavitt
The U.S. Department of Justice called on the judge overseeing the Aetna-Humana acquisition trial to rebut Aetna's request for a pre-trial testimony from CMS' acting administrator, arguing the deposition should only be allowed under extraordinary circumstances.

4. Jury convicts home healthcare owner in $13M Medicare fraud conspiracy
A Houston-based home health agency owner was convicted for her involvement in a Medicare fraud scheme.

5. Jurors rule Arkansas billing agency practices 'not deceptive'
A Pulaski County Circuit Court jury in Arkansas determined Little Rock-based Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services did not violate the state's deceptive trade practices act.

6. Patient charged with battery of EMS personnel in Louisiana
A 32-year-old man was arrested after allegedly assaulting an emergency medical services worker in Baton Rouge, La., while intoxicated.

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