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UnitedHealth agrees to $11.5M settlement over claims payment

UnitedHealth will pay $11.5 million as part of a settlement with state medical societies and individual doctors who sued the insurer 15 years ago over how much it pays and codes claims.

Nemours sues United Healthcare of Delaware over breach of contract

The Nemours Foundation, which owns the Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, filed a federal lawsuit against United Healthcare of Delaware Monday in a dispute over pediatric care covered by Medicaid, the  SF Gate  reported.

Lawsuit raises questions on Norton Healthcare compensation

How much  money should the CEO and other top executives  at a modest healthcare system in a city of 250,000 receive? A Kentucky court may decide. 

Feds sue Honeywell over wellness program that requires blood, medical tests

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against New Jersey-based Honeywell over its wellness program, which  requires employees and their spouses take medical tests or face financial penalties.

Johns Hopkins pays $190M to patients secretly recorded during pelvic exams

A gynecologist who secretly recorded thousands of women during pelvic exams using tiny hidden cameras in pens and key fobs cost Johns Hopkins Hospital $190 million in settlement claims--one of the largest on record involving sexual misconduct by a physician, the  Baltimore Sun  reported.  

California Blues sued for denying reconstructive surgery

Blue Shield of California won't pay for reconstructive surgeries to return disfigured patients to normal appearances, which violates state law, a lawsuit against the insurer claims.

UPMC sues Highmark, claiming false advertising

A high-pitched battle between rival Pittsburgh healthcare organizations took another turn for the worse this week when University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the region's largest healthcare system, sued Highmark for false advertising.

Cook County settles physician lawsuits for $2.6M

The Cook County (Ill.) Board of Commissioners has agreed to pay $2.6 million to settle a lawsuit brought by three physicians who claimed they had been wrongfully terminated from their jobs at a public hospital.

Catholic Health East hit with lawsuit alleging underfunded pension plans

Two ex-employees of Catholic Health East filed a federal lawsuit last week alleging the nonprofit hospital chain's pension plans are underfunded by $438 million, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Prime sues competitor for alleged threats, political conspiracy

A battle between two for-profit healthcare systems over the sale of a hospital in Passaic, N.J., has boiled over into the courts, with dueling accusations of political threats and intimidation, according to local press reports.