Judge Tosses Medicare Fraud Suit Against Amedisys

Law360, New York (July 2, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Thursday granted home health care provider Amedisys Inc.'s motion to dismiss a consolidated class action alleging it and several executives improperly inflated Medicare reimbursements, saying the plaintiffs didn't make a strong case about the purported fraud.

The investor plaintiffs had relied on three pieces of evidence that U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson found to be inadequate: news stories featuring interviews with a nurse who alleged overtreating patients; the announcement of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation; and a U.S....
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