Whistleblower Too Late On Humana FCA Claims, Court Told

By Patrick Boyle (November 6, 2015, 5:49 PM EST) -- The operator of nine medical centers in Florida urged a federal court Thursday to toss a whistleblower's False Claims Act allegations that it submitted bogus Medicare bills through Humana Inc., saying her new claims exceed the statute of limitations and are based on public information rather than her own knowledge.

Miami-based Plaza Medical Center Corp. says an amended complaint by former Plaza physician Olivia Graves added claims involving hundreds of patients that fall outside the FCA's six-year statute of limitations and are based on information already publicly disclosed through a government investigation and the news media.

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