6 recent healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

From a Texas hospital entering into a $21.75 million Stark Law settlement to an appeals court denying St. Luke Health System's request for its antitrust case to be reheard, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements.

1. Texas hospital to pay $21.75M to settle Stark Law allegations
Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas, agreed to pay the federal government $21.75 million to settle allegations it violated the False Claims Act and Stark Law by having improper financial relationships with referring physicians.

2. 9th Circuit denies St. Luke's request for rehearing in antitrust case
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Boise, Idaho-based St. Luke's Health System's request for a rehearing of its antitrust case before a full panel of judges.

3. Judge issues temporary restraining order in Ebola nurse Nina Pham case
A Texas district judge temporarily stopped Arlington-based Texas Health Resources from pursuing a worker's compensation claim for nurse Nina Pham, who was infected with Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient with the deadly disease.

4. IU Health hit with $100M false claims lawsuit: 5 things to know
Indianapolis-based IU Health is facing a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging it engaged in a fraud scheme that put low-income pregnant woman and their newborn babies at risk.

5. Supreme Court blocks decision to uphold PPACA contraception waiver: 3 things to know
The U.S. Supreme Court issued an order April 15 temporarily blocking a ruling regarding a Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contraception waiver.

6. Veterans sue VA for withholding requested medical files
A group of veterans filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs claiming the agency is not turning over medical records that will allow them to receive disability benefits.

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