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DOJ Turns Down 4 ManorCare FCA Suits After Stinging Loss

Law360 (March 9, 2018, 7:11 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has declined to join four False Claims Act suits targeting HCR ManorCare Inc. over allegedly improper Medicare billing for hospice services, a move that follows the DOJ’s embarrassing loss in recent FCA litigation against ManorCare.

The DOJ's declinations were filed on March 1 and revealed Wednesday when an Ohio federal judge unsealed four FCA complaints filed in recent years by employees of ManorCare unit Heartland Hospice Inc. All the cases alleged fraudulent billing for patients who did not qualify for hospice...
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Case Title

United States of America, ex rel. et al v. HCR ManorCare, LLC


Case Number

3:16-cv-02562

Court

Ohio Northern

Nature of Suit

Qui Tam (31 U.S.C. § 3729(a))

Judge

James G. Carr

Date Filed

October 20, 2016


Case Title

United States of America, ex rel. et al. v. Heartland Hospice Service, LLC, et al.


Case Number

3:16-cv-02568

Court

Ohio Northern

Nature of Suit

Qui Tam (31 U.S.C. § 3729(a))

Judge

James G. Carr

Date Filed

October 21, 2016

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