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I am Aging Like Fine Wine… Getting Complex and Full Bodied

In a qui tam Federal False Claims Act case brought by an anesthesiologist against a Massachusetts hospital, a discovery dispute arose over certain documents that would have been protected by the Massachusetts peer review privilege if this had been a state law proceeding. However, the question was whether any federal privilege would except the documents from discovery in a federal False Claims Act case. The federal district court found that the important federal interest in prosecuting health care billing fraud weighs strongly in favor of disclosure and ruled that the state peer review privilege did not apply. While the court ordered disclosure of peer review documents, the court did rule that the production of documents would be subject to a protective order to preserve confidentiality, thereby minimizing any concerns about discouraging rigorous and honest evaluation of physician conduct through public disclosure.
US ex rel Wollman v. Massachusetts General Hospital

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