HCA Seeks Toss Of 'Serial Relator' FCA Suit

Law360, New York (September 3, 2013, 2:37 PM EDT) -- Hospital company HCA Holdings Inc. urged a Tennessee federal court on Friday to toss a False Claims Act suit accusing 16 of its Tennessee facilities of submitting false claims to Medicare, saying the suit is filled with generalized allegations filed by a "serial relator."

HCA charges that it is yet another victim of relator Stephen McMullen, who allegedly worked for an HCA affiliated hospital for five months and alleges the 16 facilities billed Medicare for "noninvasive vascular diagnostic studies" that were administered by noncertified technicians, it...
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