Fla. Hospital Shakes Whistleblower's Kickback, FCA Suit

Law360, New York (April 16, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Tuesday cleared the operators of All Children's Hospital of a suit alleging they paid physicians at supracompetitive levels and submitted false Medicaid claims, saying the False Claims Act allegations weren't specific enough.

Relator Barbara Schubert, a former director of a physician staffing company that worked with All Children's Hospital, argued that the hospital's allegedly fraudulent physician compensation system rendered all of its Medicaid claims inherently false and eliminated her need to allege specific false claims. But U.S. District Judge James Whittemore...
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