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Boston Hospital Says Lack Of Billing Info Sinks FCA Suit

Law360, Boston (March 7, 2018, 3:20 PM EST) -- Massachusetts General Hospital told a federal judge Wednesday that a former anesthesiologist's False Claims Act suit claiming it double-booked surgeries should be tossed because the whistleblower can't prove the government had been charged for any of those procedures, an argument that drew some skepticism from the judge.

In a hearing over MGH’s motion to dismiss, the renowned Boston teaching hospital argued the suit cannot go forward without a bill to show that Medicare or Medicaid picked up the tab for the allegedly shoddy surgical practices. Dr....
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United States of America et al v. Massachusetts General Hospital Inc. et al


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1:15-cv-11890

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Massachusetts

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: False Claims Act

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Allison D. Burroughs

Date Filed

May 19, 2015

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