9 latest healthcare industry lawsuits


From a Baltimore-based health system facing a class-action lawsuit over a data breach to pharmacy owners being charged in a kickback scheme, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines:

1. Judge denies request to keep DC health system open
A judge denied the District of Columbia attorney general's office's request for a temporary restraining order to stop Washington, D.C.-based Providence Health System from shuttering most of its services.

2. LifeBridge Health faces class-action suit over 2016 data breach: 5 things to know
A local law firm filed a class-action lawsuit against Baltimore-based LifeBridge Health on behalf of thousands of consumers whose personal information was compromised in a 2016 data breach.

3. Former Cleveland Clinic executive gets prison time in $2.7M fraud scheme
The former executive director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations, the development and commercialization arm of Cleveland Clinic, was sentenced Dec. 19 to 30 months in prison for his role in a fraud scheme.

4. 8 pharmacy owners, marketers charged in $9.1M kickback scheme
Eight pharmacy owners and marketers were charged in an alleged $9.1 million kickback scheme.

5. Pharmacy owner gets prison time for role in $8.4M billing fraud scheme
The owner of a Miami pharmacy was sentenced Dec. 18 to more than seven years in prison for his role in a six-year Medicare fraud scheme.

6. How a New Jersey man allegedly defrauded BCBS of $10M
A man in New Jersey was charged Dec. 17 with conspiring to defraud several Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliates of more than $10 million.

7. Maryland attorney general seeks to uphold ACA after Texas judge's ruling
Maryland's attorney general is asking a judge in his state to weigh in on a recent ACA ruling as he seeks to protect the health law.

8. Florida hospital CEO can sue CNN for defamation, appeals court rules
A defamation lawsuit brought against CNN by Davide Carbone, the former CEO of St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla., can move forward, an appeals court ruled.

9. Ex-healthcare CEO charged with billing fraud
Authorities charged the former CEO of a Tennessee-based behavioral healthcare provider with submitting false claims to government insurance programs.

More articles on legal and regulatory issues:

6 Michigan physicians charged in $464M billing fraud scheme
Hospitals sue HHS over site-neutral payment policy
Tennessee nurse pleads guilty in $65.7M telemedicine fraud scheme

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