A Modern Healthcare article cites a growing investigation by the US Justice Department into hospitals who charged Medicare for implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). This is the latest in a trend of the federal government seemingly treating disagreements in treatments as an attempt to defraud taxpayers. Allegations under the False Claims Act have the potential for massive judgments and bring with them extensive defense costs.
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