Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Update on Community Health Systems (a qui tam case has been unsealed)

Healthcare Finance News is reporting that the "U.S Justice Department has broadened its probe of Community Health Systems’ outpatient billing practices, according to a company filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Monday's filing from CHS, currently locked in a bitter hostile takeover attempt of Tenet Healthcare, comes in addition to a filing late Friday disclosing a two-year-old whistleblower (qui tam) lawsuit United States ex rel. Reuille vs. Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation and Lutheran Musculosskeletal Center, LLC d/b/a Lutheran Hospital, filed in Indiana."

Click here for an earlier posting.

Below is the relator's recently unsealed complaint (note, the U.S. has not intervened).
Reuille Ex Rel. U.S. v. CHS Complaint)

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