From an appeals court rejecting hospitals challenge to a price transparency rule and a medical device company CEO charged with fraud. Have a glance at the latest healthcare industry lawsuits that are making headlines.
- Seattle Children’s loses a legal fight to keep mold infections outbreak records from the public. The CEO of Decision Diagnostics, a West Village, California-based medical device company, was charged with securities fraud in an alleged COVID-19 test scam by making false statements about the purported development.
- An appeals court rejected hospitals’ challenge of a rule that requires hospitals to disclose the rates they negotiate with insurers.
- A total of 46 hospitals sued HHS Secretary Alex Azar for the allegedly unlawful reversal of hospital debt policy, which they say has raised their debt payments by nearly $1.4 million.
- A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction on December 29, 2020, to stop Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica from ending its insurance contracts with McLaren St. Luke’s Hospital, a 300-bed facility in Maumee, Ohio, and its physician group.
- The University of Missouri settled with a former pharmacy professor, who was accused of stealing and selling student research. UCHealth patients filed a lawsuit against Credit Service Co., a debt collector that previously sued them for unpaid medical bills.