Guthrie Healthcare Medicare Fraud Suit Tossed

Law360, New York (September 2, 2011, 4:53 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday threw out a whistleblower suit brought by a former employee accusing Pennsylvania hospital network Guthrie Healthcare System Inc. of Medicare and Medicaid fraud over its referral relationship with an affiliated clinic.

The former general counsel at Guthrie, Rodney Repko, claimed the company illegally paid its Guthrie Clinic PC division millions of dollars to generate referrals for the hospital that were later reimbursed by the federal government.

Repko's suit accused both Guthrie organizations of several violations of the False Claims Act...
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