Physicians Seek Supreme Court's Take On $43M Fraud Ruling

Law360, Los Angeles (May 13, 2013, 6:38 PM EDT) -- Two physicians have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on their criminal Medicare fraud case, saying although the Fifth Circuit nixed a $43 million judgment against them, it failed to reimburse them for claims that the federal government inappropriately argued were medically unnecessary.

Husband-and-wife physicians Arun and Kiran Sharma — who pled guilty to a scheme in which they billed health care providers for injections they never administered — said in an April 30 petition that the Fifth Circuit erred when it affirmed a...
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