Ascension Health Wants Out Of 'Serial Relator' FCA Suit

Law360, New York (June 19, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT) -- Nonprofit hospital operator Ascension Health asked a Tennessee federal court Tuesday to toss a False Claims Act suit from a purported “serial relator” accusing the hospital of submitting false claims to Medicare.

Ascension says qui tam relator Stephen McMullen, who worked at the company-owned Baptist Hospital in Nashville, lacks evidence for his suit alleging the hospital network submitted false claims to the government for “noninvasive vascular diagnostic studies.”

“The complaint offers no facts suggesting that Ascension submitted any claims to Medicare; nor does it offer facts...
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