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What’s New in Health Law
U.S. District Court Issues Ruling in Whistleblower Retaliation Case
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan issued a ruling in a podiatrist’s False Claims Act lawsuit against a medical center in Detroit. The podiatrist, who had a history of conflict with other physicians on the medical staff, claimed that he was the victim of illegal retaliation over his role in reporting fraudulent billing practices. The court ultimately concluded that the podiatrist’s retaliation claim against the medical center was not viable, because he failed to provide sufficient evidence of an illegal adverse action. The district court granted the medical center’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed all remaining claims without prejudice.
El-Khalil v. Usen
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I’ve heard that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has recently begun a new program called “Acute Hospital Care at Home.” Can you explain more about this? Is this related to the Hospitals without Walls initiative?
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