Federal prosecutors have filed an appeal in their case against a national hospice provider, challenging a district judge's dismissal as well as her decision to bifurcate the trial and grant a retrial, according to AL.com.
The Department of Justice accused AseraCare of submitting more than $200 million in fraudulent claims based on a statistical sampling that indicated patients prematurely qualified for hospice services. Last year, U.S. District Court Judge Karon Bowdre ordered that the case should be held in two phases. Bowdre later ordered a new trial on the first phase after a jury found AseraCare guilty on 104 of the 121 cases. The case was dismissed earlier this year. Article