$237 Million Tuomey Judgment Upheld by Federal Appeals Court


Daniel Melvin said that a huge False Claims Act judgment against a South Carolina health system shows the risk of getting more than one legal opinion on Stark Law matters. Mr. Melvin asked, “If the second opinion is more favorable and you decided to go with the favorable opinion, are you now going to have some risk of not acting in good faith” by ignoring negative opinions? Reed Stephens agreed that “the outcome here is a very negative one for the provider community,” adding that “providers still have a very difficult decision to make as to whether or not they’re going to try one of these cases rather than try to settle.” Read the full article