By Jeff Overley (September 24, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday pushed back against Humana Inc. and health care providers in a False Claims Act suit alleging Medicare Advantage fraud, accusing the defendants in Florida federal court of misstating the amount of detail that whistleblowers must provide.
While the DOJ hasn't intervened in the matter, its statement of interest attacking recent motions to dismiss could elevate the case's profile, given that it involves an emerging trend of overbilling by Medicare Advantage plans as well as a major circuit split on the issue of how precisely FCA suits must be pled.
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