Feds Seek $237M False Claims Award Against SC Hospital

Law360, New York (May 22, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT) -- The federal government said Wednesday that a South Carolina hospital system should pay $237 million — the minimum recovery after a federal jury found that it defrauded Medicare — but added it was open to a smaller settlement since the system's pockets might not be deep enough.

On May 8, a South Carolina jury found that the Sumter, S.C.-area Tuomey Healthcare System Inc. had violated the False Claims Act and the Stark Law, which limits physical referrals, by submitting 21,730 false claims to Medicare, causing it...
To view the full article, register now.

Documents

Related

Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Drakeford v. Tuomey Healthcare System Inc


Case Number

3:05-cv-02858

Court

South Carolina

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Margaret B Seymour

Date Filed

October 4, 2005

Companies

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.