7 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

From a class-action antitrust lawsuit filed against Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolinas HealthCare to a Colorado hospital accused of widespread age discrimination, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.

1. Class-action suit accuses Carolinas HealthCare of anti-competitive behavior
A class-action lawsuit filed against Carolinas HealthCare alleges the Charlotte, N.C.-based system engaged in illegal and anti-competitive behavior.

2. Judge allows class-action antitrust suit against NorthShore to proceed
U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang denied Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University HealthSystem's motion for summary judgment in a class-action antitrust lawsuit.

3. Oracle to pay $100M settlement to Oregon over failed healthcare exchange site
Oregon and software company Oracle reached a settlement agreement valued at more than $100 million over the state's failed health insurance exchange.

4. Colorado hospital accused of widespread age discrimination against nurses
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit against Montrose (Colo.) Memorial Hospital, alleging hospital administrators discriminated against older nurses.

5. UnitedHealthcare expands hep C coverage to settle $300M class-action lawsuit
Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealthcare agreed to expand its coverage of hepatitis C medication in an effort to settle a $300 million class-action lawsuit brought against the company by policyholders.

6. Ambulance company owner sentenced in Medicare fraud scheme
The owner of two Norristown, Pa.-based ambulance companies was sentenced for his role in a Medicare fraud scheme.

7. Dr. Tariq Mahmood resentenced in fraud scheme that closed several East Texas hospitals
A former Texas general practitioner — convicted of identity theft and conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud — was resentenced to federal prison.

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