Maryland Hospital Co. Can't Dodge FCA Suit

Law360 (February 22, 2019, 6:45 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge on Friday refused to let Maryland-based MedStar Health Inc. off the hook from a False Claims Act suit launched by a former employee who claimed the health care system billed federal insurance programs for unnecessary inpatient admissions.

U.S. District Judge Robert M. Dow Jr. denied MedStar's bid to escape the suit from Cherry Graziosi, who is a former employee of a hospital owned by a MedStar unit. While MedStar had argued the claims against it should be tossed because those allegedly unnecessary inpatient admissions had already been disclosed publicly, the judge rejected MedStar's argument that the FCA's...

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