8 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

From Dignity Health participating in a settlement in a wage-deduction lawsuit to New Hampshire healthcare facilities taking legal action against over presumably discriminatory Medicaid payment rates, here are the most recent health care industry suits and settlements making headings..

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

1. Health centers want renovate in site-neutral payment caseThe American Hospital Association and dozens of individual health centers filed a petition Aug. 31 asking a federal appeals court to rehear a case challenging HHS site-neutral payment policy that cuts Medicare payments for health center outpatient gos to..

2. New Hampshire hospitals allege CMS authorized inequitable Medicaid ratesThree New Hampshire hospitals are taking legal action against CMS and the state of Vermont over the Medicaid rates Vermont pays to out-of-state health centers.

3. Self-respect Health strikes $950K settlement in wage-deduction suitA federal judge in Nevada authorized a $950,000 settlement that solves claims that San Francisco-based Dignity Health incorrectly deducted wages from a group of health care employees.

4. Previous Hacienda HealthCare CEO, CFO face felony chargesPhoenix-based Hacienda HealthCare has actually participated in an $11 million civil settlement with the Arizona attorney general of the United Statess office, and two of the businesss former executives have been prosecuted in an elaborate fraud case.

5. West Virginia VA healthcare facility employee says he was targeted after reporting concerns over serial killerAn worker at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va., submitted a federal whistleblower claim claiming he was targeted for reporting client care and management problems at the center and issues over a serial killer.

6. Fight over structure 100-bed hospital in Augusta heads back to Georgia Supreme CourtA disagreement over Augusta (Ga.) University Medical Centers strategy to build a 100-bed hospital is headed back to the Georgia Supreme Court.

7. Conflict of interest claims dismissed in contested North Carolina Medicaid decisionA North Carolina judge dismissed claims filed by health insurance providers who lost their bids to handle the states Medicaid program.

8. SUNY Downstate faces 4th suit alleging inadequate heart patient care, retaliation against surgeonsA cardiothoracic surgeon filed a claim against SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York City, declaring that he was fired after he informed leadership about patient safety and quality problems– the fourth such suit submitted against the healthcare facility.

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