Category Archive: Legal & Regulatory Issues

Physician pleads guilty to profiting from misbranded, tampered products

San Francisco physician Lindsay Clark, MD, and her medical practice pleaded guilty to charges of receiving and delivering misbranded drugs and misbranded and adulterated devices, the Justice Department said Nov. 28.

Police arrest man suspected of firing shots inside Tennessee hospital

Nashville, Tenn., police have arrested a man accused of opening fire in the stairwell at Ascension St. Thomas Midtown Hospital on Nov. 26, according to local news outlets. 

Healthcare billing fraud: 10 recent cases

From 10 people being charged in a $11.1 million scheme that defrauded both public and private insurers, to a Connecticut physician agreeing to pay $2.6 to settle allegations against him, here are 10 recent healthcare billing fraud cases Becker’s has re…

Cooper Health System, US Department of Labor reach agreement to settle hiring, pay discrimination allegations

Camden, N.J.-based Cooper Health System and the U.S. Department of Labor have entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve alleged hiring and compensation discrimination at a teaching hospital and biomedical research facility. 

DOJ to appeal ruling that cleared UnitedHealth-Change merger

The Justice Department plans to appeal a September court ruling that cleared the path for UnitedHealth Group to move forward with its $7.8 billion acquisition of Change Healthcare, Bloomberg reported Nov. 18.

Catfishing CMS: 10 charged in $11.1M fraud

A group of 10 people are being charged with crimes related to wire fraud and money laundering schemes that drained $11.1 million from Medicare, state Medicaid programs, private health insurers and other victims, the Justice Department said Nov. 18.

AG wants Crozer, Prospect held in contempt and fined for hospital closure

The Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General has filed a petition seeking to have Crozer Health and its parent Prospect Medical Holdings held in contempt and fined $100,000 per day for violating a court order prohibiting the closure of Delaware Coun…

Former employees amend lawsuit against defunct Florida hospital over layoffs

Former employees of the now defunct ShorePoint Health Venice (Fla.) have filed an amended lawsuit in Florida federal court against the hospital for allegedly violating the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. 

Woman pleads guilty to assaulting 2 Pennsylvania health workers

A 48-year-old woman was accused of assaulting two Penn Highlands DuBois workers after police said she became irritated while waiting to be picked up from the hospital. She pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on Nov. 8, Gant News reported. 

5 former Tennessee hospital workers accused of selling accident victim names

Five former employees of Memphis, Tenn.-based Methodist University Hospital were indicted for their alleged role in the unlawful disclosure of patient information in violation of HIPAA, according to a Nov. 10 news release from the Justice Department.

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