9 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

From a nurse suing a Pennsylvania hospital over its flu shot policy to a health system paying $6 million to settle a data breach lawsuit, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.

1. Lawsuit accuses UHS of improperly diverting $100M from hospital
George Washington University is suing King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services in District of Columbia Superior Court, alleging UHS is keeping profits that should be invested in the university's medical school and network of physicians.

2. New York physician sentenced to prison for role in $30M billing scheme
A physician was sentenced to four years in prison Dec. 11 for his role in a $30 million scheme to defraud Medicare and New York's Medicaid program.

3. 10 former NFL players accused of defrauding league healthcare program
Ten former NFL players are accused of defrauding the league's retiree healthcare program out of $3.4 million.

4. Nurse sues Pennsylvania hospital, says it fired her for refusing flu shot
A nurse filed a lawsuit against Penn Medicine Lancaster (Pa.) General Health Dec. 5, alleging religious discrimination after she was fired for not getting a flu shot.

5. Vermont ACO faces allegations of fraud, faulty data
Colchester-based OneCare Vermont, the state's only ACO, faces allegations of fraud from a former employee who says the ACO's strategy was based on unreliable and flawed data.

6. Hospital chain CEO accused of scheming with Joe Biden's brother to steal business plan
A Tennessee businessman claims a younger brother of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, a hedge fund manager and the owner and CEO of a hospital chain each played a role in a scheme to steal his company's business model.

7. 7 physicians sue Drexel over contract terminations
Seven physicians are suing Philadelphia-based Drexel University College of Medicine for breach of contract.

8. Banner Health agrees to pay $6M to settle data breach lawsuit
Phoenix-based Banner Health agreed to pay $6 million to patients involved in a class-action lawsuit over a 2016 data breach.

9. HCA fights CNN's subpoena in defamation suit
Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare is refusing to comply with an "over-broad subpoena" issued by CNN seeking information on a former company executive.

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