Law360, New York (July 21, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT) -- Humana Inc. has asked a Florida federal judge to toss a whistleblower suit brought by a physician accusing the insurer of submitting fraudulent claims for payment through the Medicare Advantage program, claiming the suit fails to state a plausible theory demonstrating Humana's liability under the False Claims Act.
In a motion to dismiss filed on Friday, Humana asked U.S. District Judge Federico A. Moreno to throw out the qui tam action filed by Olivia Graves in 2000, claiming Graves has never worked for Humana and her pleadings demonstrate her having "little understanding" how health care providers interact with health insurance plans...
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