Tenet Escapes Medicare Billing Lawsuit

Law360 (May 8, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed a qui tam lawsuit in which a former employee of the company alleged Tenet Healthcare Corp. and one of its medical centers performed unnecessary services and received improper Medicare payments.

The company announced the ruling in a financial filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday. Judge Patrick Michael Duffy of the U.S. District Court of the District of South Carolina dismissed the suit on April 24.

Tenet and Hilton Head Health System LP, as well as codefendant James Douglas Johnston, had asked the judge to dismiss the suit. Dr. Bruce G. Lowman brought the...

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