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November 22, 2019

Case Before Michigan Supreme Court Could Expand Physician Liability Under False Claims Act

The Michigan Supreme Court is contemplating whether a physician can be convicted of Medicaid fraud under the False Claims Act without knowing if the patient is indeed a recipient of Medicaid. The lower courts found the physician guilty of Medicaid fraud. Physician groups filed an amicus brief on September 20, arguing the physician could not have “knowingly” defrauded the federal government. Oral arguments were heard earlier this month on November 7, and a decision is expected by the end of the month.