Supreme Court Won't Tackle Circuit Split Over FCA Specifics

By Jeff Overley (October 1, 2018, 3:13 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday once again steered clear of a circuit split over how precisely False Claims Act suits must allege bogus billing, leaving intact an Eleventh Circuit decision that refused to assume fraud occurred based on suspicious record-keeping.

The high court gave no reason for denying a petition from whistleblower consultant Nancy Chase, who accused Florida-based hospice chain Chapters Health System Inc. of billing Medicare for services provided to patients who weren't eligible for hospice care. Monday's denial means a circuit split over FCA pleading will be left untouched by justices for the foreseeable future.

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