8 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

From a former executive of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare being indicted in a $400 million fraud case to Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America inking a $188 million settlement in a breach of contract case, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.

1. Former Tenet executive indicted for alleged role in $400M fraud scheme
A former executive of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare was charged with paying kickbacks for patient referrals and misleading federal authorities.

2. VA to pay DaVita $538M for allegedly underpaying for dialysis services
The federal government agreed to pay Denver-based DaVita $538 million to resolve allegations that the Department of Veterans Affairs underpaid DaVita for dialysis services provided from 2005 through 2011.

3. Physician alleges Sharp Grossmont forced his resignation after patient safety complaints
Patrick Sullivan, MD, a one-time chief of anesthesiology at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, Calif., filed a 48-page complaint against the hospital Jan. 24 alleging administrators forced his resignation after he raised concerns regarding safety issues.

4. HCA inks $188M settlement in breach of contract case
Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America entered into a $188 million settlement with the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to resolve breach of contract allegations.

5. Diabetes patients sue 3 drug companies over alleged fraudulent insulin pricing
Eleven diabetes patients are suing several drug companies for alleged collusion on insulin pricing.

6. Cleveland Clinic intern barred from US entry sues Trump administration
Suha Abushamma, MD, a first-year internal medicine resident at Cleveland Clinic and a Sudanese citizen, is suing the Trump administration after she was detained and unable to reenter the U.S. due to President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration.

7. Former Jackson Health employee charged in ID theft scheme: 4 things to know
Federal investigators charged more than 100 individuals, including a former secretary at Miami-based Jackson Health System, for fraudulent schemes that allegedly compromised tens of thousands of Floridians' personal information.

8. NY cardiologist gets 5 years for attempt to kill competitor
Anthony Moschetto, DO, a cardiologist from Long Island, N.Y., was sentenced to five years in prison and five years of supervision post-release for conspiring to kill a competitor, among other charges.

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