GWU Hospital Beats Nurses' 18-Year False Claims Suit

Law360, New York (November 25, 2013, 3:36 PM EST) -- George Washington University on Monday defeated a long-running False Claims Act suit alleging its medical center falsely told Medicare that licensed anesthesiologists performed thousands of anesthesia procedures, with a federal judge ruling four whistleblower nurses hadn't linked specific payments to purported falsities.

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly determined that after 18 years of litigation, four ex-GWU certified registered nurse anesthetists had found no admissible evidence that the university had submitted fraudulent Medicare bills for procedures that were actually performed by medical residents or by CRNAs. The judge...
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