Seventh Circuit Holds That 2009 CMS Letter Triggered Public Disclosure Bar for Pre- and Post-Letter Conduct

The Seventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of an FCA suit alleging that a psychiatric hospital submitted claims to Medicaid despite maintaining a higher patient census than the hospital was licensed to maintain, providing some important clarification on the scope of the public disclosure bar. Hartgrove argued that the public disclosure bar was triggered by letters […]
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