Court Limits Contract Claims In Medicare Billing Disputes

Law360, New York (November 21, 2012, 8:13 PM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Federal Claims in a published opinion Tuesday said a company that’s allowed to bill Medicare doesn’t necessarily have a contract with the federal government, and as a result, reimbursement disputes can’t necessarily be pursued as possible breaches of contract.

Judge Mary Ellen Coster Williams threw out a claim for breach of implied-in-fact contract from medical device supplier AAA Pharmacy Inc. after finding the company was really only complaining about failure to follow Medicare regulations, not an actual contract violation, when the government...
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