HMA Ducks Whistleblower Claim It Performed Needless Surgery

Law360, New York (October 25, 2012, 4:17 PM EDT) -- Health Management Associates Inc. on Thursday escaped a qui tam False Claims Act suit accusing it of billing Medicare for unnecessary surgeries, after a Florida federal judge ruled two HMA doctors had failed to back their claims with evidence.

U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore granted the motion to dismiss by HMA and its subsidiary Key West HMA LLC, ruling that the claims of relators Bruce Boros and Joseph O’Lear, accusing HMA of making unlawful Medicare claims for unnecessary cardiac catheterization procedures, were too generalized and...
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