$237M Medicare FCA Award Request Excessive, Hospital Says

Law360, New York (June 6, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT) -- Tuomey Healthcare System Inc. on Wednesday hit back at the federal government’s request for a $237 million award after a jury found it guilty of defrauding Medicare, telling a South Carolina federal judge the amount was unconstitutionally excessive and would “destroy” the hospital.

According to Tuomey, there was no evidence presented to the jury that its alleged claims to Medicare were unnecessary, not performed or overpriced, or that they were the result of any prohibited referrals by its doctors, and thus no proof of any Stark...
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Case Title

Drakeford v. Tuomey Healthcare System Inc


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3:05-cv-02858

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South Carolina

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Margaret B Seymour

Date Filed

October 4, 2005

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