7 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

From nine hospitals suing Molina Healthcare of Florida over $88 million in reimbursements to the U.S. Supreme Court exploring a compromise in a case on the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements.

1. 2 cancer charities that swindled $75.8M from donors settle fraud case
Two nationwide organizations purporting to be cancer charities have entered an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission, all 50 states and the District of Columbia, concluding the largest joint enforcement action ever undertaken by the FTC and state charity regulators.

2. 9 HCA hospitals sue Molina over $88M in reimbursements
Nine hospitals filed a lawsuit against Molina Healthcare of Florida, claiming the health maintenance organization failed to reimburse them for more than $88 million in emergency services.

3. Feds want nearly 80k 'sham' event records in Novartis kickback case
The federal government asked Novartis AG, a Swiss drug company, to supply records of about 79,236 promotional programs, claiming the events resulted in kickbacks to healthcare providers.

4. Physician allegedly ran 'pill mill' out of Tennessee office
David Florence, DO, of Manchester, Tenn., was hit with a False Claims Act lawsuit, alleging he made fraudulent claims to Medicare and Tennessee's Medicaid program, TennCare.

5. Supreme Court to explore compromise in ACA contraceptive case
The U.S. Supreme Court issued an order asking for supplemental briefs from lawyers on both sides of the Zubik v. Burwell case to propose how religious nonprofit organizations can avoid providing birth control for employees, but still ensure employee access to those services.

6. Husband and wife 'cadaver dealers' charged for renting disease-ridden bodies to medical students
A new development unfolded in the case against Arthur and Elizabeth Rathburn, the now-estranged married couple charged earlier this year for renting diseased human body parts to medical and dental students.

7. Lawsuit claims Greene County Hospital CEO took money from employee paychecks
A former purchasing agent at Greene County Hospital in Eutaw, Ala., filed a lawsuit against hospital Administrator and CEO Elmore Patterson III, claiming he stole money from employee paychecks

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