NYC Can't Flag Hospital Over Medicare Billing, Judge Says

Law360, Washington (April 23, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT) -- New York City cannot punish the New York Presbyterian Hospital for unproven fraudulent Medicare billing by impeding it from securing city contracts, a state court judge ruled Friday, saying the city had no evidence to support the action.

The city initially red flagged the hospital months after the U.S. Department of Justice settled a whistleblower lawsuit with Columbia University and the hospital in 2011 by putting a caution notification in its Vendor Information Exchange System, or the Vendex system, which lists prospective vendors that are pursuing...
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