HHS Asks Justices Not To Review Medicare Billing Suit

By Shayna Posses (February 28, 2017, 8:19 PM EST) -- The government has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a bid for review of a determination that a Florida ophthalmology clinic connected to criminal charges against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., overbilled Medicare by nearly $9 million by extracting multiple doses of a macular degeneration drug from a single-dose vial.

In a Feb. 22 brief, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services asked the justices to uphold the Eleventh Circuit's ruling rejecting a challenge by Vitreo Retinal Consultants of the Palm Beaches PA's owner Dr. Salomon Melgen — who is facing separate criminal charges over the alleged overbilling and...

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