Hospital groups urge Supreme Court to strike down False Claims Act decision

Several healthcare provider groups submitted amicus briefs to the Supreme Court urging the reversal of a False Claims Act (FCA) decision hinging on what they say is an overbroad interpretation of "implied certification." The American Hospital Association, the Federation of American Hospitals and others argue the FCA's definition "lowers the bar as to what constitutes 'fraud' to include payment requests that contain no false information," and "raises clear issues of fundamental fairness." Under this interpretation, the American Medical Association claims, whistleblowers have opportunities to bring frivolous claims. Read the full story at FierceHealthPayer