April 27, 2020 / 8:36 PM / a month ago

IN BRIEF: U.S. top court rejects University of Pittsburgh Medical Center whistleblower case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a federal appeal court’s decision to revive a whistleblower case alleging the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center improperly billed Medicare for services referred by doctors who had financial relationships with it.

The justices left untouched a December 2019 ruling by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that a coalition of hospital associations had warned in an amicus brief could spur a dramatic increase of False Claims Act lawsuits against hospitals.

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