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4th Cir.: Judgment debtor didn’t delay payment owed to Medicare (access required)

A plaintiff who was owed a medical-malpractice judgment that would partially be reimbursed to Medicare had standing to sue the judgment debtor for delayed payment. However, the 37 days between the judgment and payment did not constitute “delay.” Background In ...

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WDVA: Medicare fraud allegations lack specificity (access required)

An employee accusing her former employer of Medicare fraud through misreporting of services provided didn’t provide sufficient detail, either of the fraudulent behavior itself or her alleged notice to the employer. Background Plaintiff Kimberly Branscome, a physical therapy assistant, brings ...

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4th Cir.: Medical reimbursement scheme was material omission (access required)

Investors’ complaint against a medical device company sufficiently alleged violations of § 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act, claiming that the company’s officers knowingly misrepresented material facts constituting a fraud on the market. Background Appellee TranS1 received approval in 2004 ...

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Urgent care centers hold tight to niche for fast, efficient care

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In the 1970s, enterprising physicians began opening their practices after-hours to patients suffering minor ailments without an appointment. Patients avoided expensive emergency rooms, and they didn’t have to endure long waits to see their family doctors. The idea stuck. Shifting ...

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