COURT CALLS SECOND STRIKE ON WHISTLEBLOWER

For a second time the Maryland federal district court has dismissed a whistleblower suit alleging Medicare fraud for off-label use of a medication patch.  A former sales representative for the manufacturer claimed the patch was prescribed for longer than the FDA-approved 14 days.  The first time around, the …

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“WHAT’S NEW?” D.C. CIRCUIT ASKS

What’s new?  More specifically, what’s a new hospital?  That’s the question posed to the D.C. Circuit in a case brought by over two dozen Select Medical Corp. hospitals against HHS.  And a great deal of money depends on the answer. Under Medicare rules a “new” hospital can receive 85% reimbursement …

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