Healthcare

3rd Circ. Nixes ‘Objective Falsehood’ Test For FCA Claims

The Third Circuit ruled Wednesday that a district court erred when it granted summary judgment in favor of a hospice provider accused of bilking Medicare, nixing the lower court’s requirement for the plaintiffs to show an “objective falsehood” to proceed with their False Claims Act case…

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Physician’s Aide Must Face Opioid Charges; Doc Ducks Them

A physician’s assistant charged with pretending to be a doctor and handing out unnecessary opioid prescriptions will have to face some of the previously dismissed charges against him, while his supervising physician is off the hook, a New Jersey state appeals court ruled Monday…

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NY Drug Biz Says Insurer Can’t ‘Flee’ Coverage Of Legal Fees

A New York drug distributor told a Rochester federal court that Hiscox Insurance Co. shouldn’t be allowed to “flee from its coverage obligations” in a case seeking to force the insurer to advance costs for an upcoming trial over the drug distributor’s alleged role in the opioid epidemic…

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DOJ Details Allscripts Unit’s ‘Abhorrent’ Opioid Kickback Plot

A unit of the electronic health records giant Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. engaged in an “abhorrent” scheme to help an opioid company push the dangerous drugs on patients who may not have needed them, according court filings by the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday…

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