Epstein Becker Green’s Successful Defense of False Claims Act Case Noted in Multiple PublicationsMultiple Publications March 24, 2017
Epstein Becker Green’s representation of Southeast Health System, Inc., in a False Claims Act case was noted in multiple publications, including Law360 and the Bloomberg BNA Health Care Daily Report. Southeast was represented by EBG attorneys George Breen, John Linehan, Peter Steinmeyer, and Zachary Jackson.
Following is an excerpt from Law360, in “Maryland Hospital Co. Can’t Shake FCA Suit, but Others Can,” by Jessica Corso (read the full version – subscription required):
Graziosi claimed that Methodist and Southeast had a relationship with billing management service Accretive Health Inc. that echoed the relationship MedStar has with the company, a relationship which serves as a basis for her allegations that MedStar relied on Accretive to submit phony invoices to the government.
In granting the Motion to Dismiss filed by Southeast, U.S. District Judge Robert M. Dow Jr. said Cherry Graziosi, who used to work for MedStar, provided no evidence that Methodist Health Care System Inc., based in Texas, or Southeast Health System Inc., based in Missouri, submitted false claims to Medicare, Medicaid or Tricare.
Bloomberg BNA Health Care Daily Report, “Hospital Company MedStar Can't Dodge False Claims Act Charges,” by Matthew Loughran. (Read the full version – subscription required.)