CDI Defenses Slashed In Medicare Kickback Suit

Law360, Chicago (December 19, 2011, 4:48 PM EST) -- A federal judge nixed a handful of Center for Diagnostic Imaging Inc.'s defensive arguments Friday from a whistleblower suit in Washington state accusing the company of paying kickbacks to bag Medicare and Medicaid referrals and submitting false claims.

U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik partly granted the dismissal bid lodged by False Claims Act relators Patricia West, former CDI vice president of operations and business development, and Alexander Serra, a radiologist, finding that several of the imaging company's arguments fell flat but a few others should...
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