From a Colorado hospital accused of using predatory billing practices to two for-profit hospital operators settling a shareholding lawsuit, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.
1. Florida physician charged in $681M billing fraud scheme
A physician in Delray Beach, Fla., was arrested and charged for allegedly participating in a healthcare fraud scheme that involved billing for fraudulent tests and treatments.
2. Cuts to 340B payments are legal, appeals court rules
An HHS policy that will cut Medicare outpatient drug payments by nearly 30 percent at 340B hospitals in the U.S. is legal, an appellate court panel ruled July 31. The ruling overturns a lower court decision.
3. AHA, AAMC seek rehearing for site-neutral payment case
The American Hospital Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges plan to seek a rehearing in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for their site-neutral payment lawsuit.
4. Pipeline Health agrees to $1.5M settlement over Illinois hospital acquisition Pipeline Health, the owner of now-closed Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park, Ill., agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve a 2019 lawsuit in which Melrose Park claimed Pipeline acquired the 230-bed hospital under false pretenses.5. Centura Health faces class-action […]
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