Psychiatric Facility Wants Medicare Fraud Suit Nixed

Law360, New York (January 28, 2011, 7:11 PM EST) -- A psychiatric hospital asked a judge Friday to throw out a suit filed by an employee accusing the hospital of fraudulently billing Medicaid and Medicare for inadequate services, saying the alleged misconduct would not support a False Claims Act claim.

The whistleblower, a mental health worker, accused Aurora Las Encinas LLC of providing substandard care and of general noncompliance with the Medicare conditions of participation, a standard that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit  rejected in previous FCA actions, according to a motion...
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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America et al v. Aurora Las Encinas LLC et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


John A. Kronstadt

Date Filed

February 10, 2010

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