Aetna Pushes For Sanctions In Surgery Center Kickback Suit

Law360, New York (November 25, 2015, 7:40 PM EST) -- Aetna on Wednesday asked a Pennsylvania federal court to sanction Foundation Surgery Affiliates LLC and its attorneys from Buchanan Ingersoll for allegedly lying to the court about its practices when fighting the insurer's suit accusing the surgical center of running a patient referral kickback scheme.

Foundation allegedly lied to the court by saying it billed Medicare differently than it billed private insurers, including Aetna Life Insurance Co., and that Aetna's reimbursements were not tied to the charges in the case, which led to U.S. District Judge William H. Yohn Jr. granting the surgical center partial summary judgment in September, the insurer...

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