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University of Chicago Medical Center Again Stops Debt Fraud Suit

Aug. 3, 2021, 2:15 PM

False Claims Act whistleblowers failed to adequately allege that University of Chicago Medical Center, Medical Business Office, and Trustmark Recovery Services defrauded Medicare by improperly billing the program for debt collection services, an Illinois district court said.

Kenya Sibley, Jasmeka Collins, and Jessica Lopez failed to identify a specific falsity in a cost report or any document submitted to the government for payment, Judge Harry D. Leinenweber of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois said in a Monday decision to dismiss.

They also failed to raise facts supporting a reverse false claim, which required showing that ...

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