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Health Care Fraud – Materiality – Unnecessary Tests (access required)

U.S. v. Palin (VLW No. 017-2-190, 13 pp.) (Motz, J.) 16-4522; Oct. 30, 2017; USDC at Abingdon, Va. (Jones, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: Even if the district court failed to consider materiality when finding defendants guilty of health care fraud, the error was harmless. The record conclusively establishes that insurers would not have paid for a ...