Courts Rein In FCA Suits Over Medicare Billing Mistakes

Law360, New York (September 9, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT) -- Health care companies that have faced a flood of False Claims Act suits in recent years are suddenly winning important victories that should modestly stem the tide of whistleblower litigation, as courts balk at equating technical violations of Medicare regulations with fraud.

The most recent favorable decision came last week when the Eighth Circuit upheld dismissal of an FCA complaint accusing the Mayo Clinic of failing to submit required written reports along with bills for lab work. Judges found that the reports weren’t actually required, but...
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