11th Circuit Rules in Closely Watched Hospice False Claims Act Case

Conflict in Clinical Judgment on Terminal Illness Does Not Constitute False Claim Recently the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit issued findings in a closely-watched whistleblower case from Alabama (United States of America versus AseraCare, Inc.) initially brought in 2008 that was vigorously pursued by the Department of Justice under the federal…

NAHC Files Brief in Lawsuit that Threatens All Home Health Agencies

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has filed amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in support of Brookdale Senior Living in its appeal of a June 11 decision that revived a False Claims Act lawsuit from 2012. The case involves registered nurse Marjorie Prather, who worked as a utilization nurse at…