Mayo Clinic Didn't Fraudulently Bill Medicare, 8th Circ. Rules

Law360, New York (September 4, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit on Wednesday said the Mayo Foundation didn't fraudulently bill Medicare when it submitted claims for tissue sample slides that, according to whistleblowers, lacked required written reports, ruling that the applicable billing codes don't require such reports.

The relators had argued that the Mayo Clinic fraudulently billed Medicare because when it created initial and then permanent slides from tissue samples, it often didn't create a separate written report for the permanent slides. But the Eighth Circuit sided with a lower court in ruling that...
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