July 10, 2018 / 9:59 PM / 8 days ago

Medical judgments can form basis of False Claims Act cases - 10th Circuit

A federal appeals court has revived a whistleblower lawsuit accusing two hospital operators and a Utah doctor of submitting false claims to Medicare for thousands of medically unnecessary heart surgeries.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Monday ruled the lower-court judge had incorrectly held that medical judgments cannot be considered false under the False Claims Act, which the panel said should be interpreted broadly.

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