Flagship, Doctor Dismissed From Suit Over Kickback Scheme

Law360, New York (July 26, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT) -- In a whistleblower suit against several medical providers over an alleged kickback scheme involving false claims to Medicare, Flagship Cardiac Vascular Thoracic Surgery and one of the doctors were dismissed by a Pennsylvania federal judge Friday because the claims against them weren't specific enough.

Cardiologist Tullio Emanuele is pursuing a whistleblower complaint against Hamot Medical Center, Medicor Associates Inc., Flagship Cardiac Vascular Thoracic Surgery and several doctors, accusing them of violating anti-kickback law by creating sham medical directorships to which only Medicor and Flagship physicians would...
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