Amicus Brief: AHA, Others Urge Supreme Court to Review 3rd Circuit FCA Decision

The AHA, joined by the Association of American Medical Colleges, Federation of American Hospitals, Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania and New Jersey Hospital Association, urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals decision that gives whistleblowers “broad license” to bring False Claims Act lawsuits against hospitals and other health care providers. 

“This case presents a question of tremendous importance: whether a plaintiff can plausibly allege a violation of the False Claims Act by claiming that the defendant knowingly violated an ambiguous regulatory provision that has not been definitively construed prior to that defendant’s case,” in this case the Stark Act, the groups said in a friend-of-the-court brief.

 

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