Amended Humana FCA Suit Is Practically New Case, Court Told

Law360, Jersey City (April 13, 2016, 3:38 PM EDT) -- The operator of nine medical facilities in Florida asked a federal court Tuesday to ax a whistleblower's latest allegations over an alleged scheme to submit fake Medicare bills through Humana Inc., saying the changes to her False Claims Act litigation essentially create an entirely new lawsuit.

Former Plaza Medical Centers Corp. physician Olivia Graves' fourth amended complaint goes far beyond amending her allegations, the Miami-based medical company argued, contending that her lawsuit suddenly details a false diagnosis scheme involving multiple medical practices at different locations with different patients when, until this point, the litigation had centered on only Humana, Plaza and...

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