Medicare Fraud Ruling Overturned

A federal appeals court overturned an $82.6 million judgment and civil charges against Renal Care Group, Renal Care Group Supply Co., and Fresneius Medical Care Holding Inc. for improperly billing Medicare from 1999-2005. According to the Memphis Daily News, Judge R. Guy Cook concluded the companies did not intentionally disregard legal mandates related to Medicare submissions. The three-judge panel also sent back five other allegations stemming from a whistleblowing lawsuit to be heard by U.S. District Judge William J. Haynes Jr. in Nashville.