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SCOTUS Won’t Consider Easier False Claims Act Data Standard

Dec. 7, 2020, 3:15 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it won’t consider reinstating Integra Med Analysis LLC’s False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that that Baylor Scott & White Health and affiliates submitted nearly $62 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare.

Integra Med argued in its petition that the Fifth Circuit’s ruling rejecting the suit imposed an unfair standard on the amount of information a whistleblower needs to include in a statistical analysis for a suit to proceed.

The ruling, which focused on a contested alternative explanation of complex data, “signals an impossible standard” for FCA whistleblowers that would require them to rule...

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