Cancer Testing Co. Can't Kill Medicare Overbilling Suit
By Emily Atkin
Law360, New York (October 23, 2013, 6:55 PM ET) -- A Texas federal court on Monday refused to dismiss the majority of two whistleblowers' False Claims Act lawsuit claiming cancer diagnostic company Caris Life Sciences Inc. systematically overcharged Medicare for its services, but agreed to toss one claim of violating federal anti-kickback law.
U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis denied Caris' attempt to dismiss allegations that it engaged in a methodical scheme to bill Medicare for unnecessary procedures, charge simple procedures at a higher level and improperly bundle multiple services, among other things. Judge Solis ruled...