Feds Drop Suit Over Alleged UMS Medicare Kickbacks

Law360, New York (August 27, 2012, 1:51 PM EDT) -- The federal government on Thursday agreed to unseal and dismiss a United Medical Systems Inc. whistleblower's suit in Michigan federal court alleging the company and others that perform a special procedure to remove kidney stones defrauded Medicare through kickbacks.

The government consented to the voluntary dismissal of an October 2010 suit by former UMS employee Anne E. Mitchell. The company contracts with hospitals to provide the urologists and medical equipment necessary to perform lithotripsy, a procedure that breaks up kidney stones using shock waves rather than...
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