Supreme Court Ditches Medicaid Kickback Case

Law360, New York (April 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Florida dentist is off the hook for allegedly taking part in Medicaid fraud, after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider the State of Florida’s appeal of a decision that struck down an anti-kickback provision in the state’s Medicaid laws.

In 2000, the state accused Dr. Gabriel Harden and nine of his employees of racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering and Medicaid fraud.

Harden was charged with paying workers $25 for every Medicaid-eligible child they recruited, an action the state said violated the “anti-kickback” provision of...
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