Group Health Takes Bite Out Of Medicare Qui Tam Suit

Law360, New York (September 14, 2010, 5:20 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has tossed much of a False Claims Act case brought by an ophthalmologist and ex-Group Health Permanente employee who accused GHP and others of being part of a scheme to boost revenue from Medicare with unnecessary cataract surgeries.

Judge Ricardo Martinez of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington signed off on an order on Thursday partially granting a motion from the defendants — a group that includes Group Health Cooperative, GHP and Group Health Options Inc. — to dismiss...
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