DOJ, Tax Watchdog Urge 3rd Circ. To revive the Hospice FCA costume

By Bill Wichert (May 6, 2022, 7:44 p.m. EDT) – The government and a tax evasion advocacy group on Friday called on the Third Circuit to reinvigorate a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that a hospice care provider was seeking Medicare payments for ineligible patients, saying a federal judge’s decision to dismiss the case flies in the face of the US Supreme Court’s Escobar decision.

The U.S. Department of Justice and the Taxpayer Anti-Fraud Education Fund have filed separate amicus briefs in support of an appeal by former Care Alternatives employees of U.S. District Judge Juan R’s summary judgment Sánchez of December 15 in their New Jersey federal lawsuit on the grounds that they failed to establish the materiality element of…

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