6th Circuit Affirms Conviction Of Doctor In Medicare Fraud Case

6th Circuit Affirms Conviction Of Doctor In Medicare Fraud Case

CINCINNATI - In considering an issue of first impression regarding the admissibility of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) lie detection testing, a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Sept. 7 affirmed the conviction of an owner of two companies providing follow-up psychiatric care to nursing home patients in Tennessee and Mississippi for Medicare fraud, saying the lower court did not err in excluding the evidence because the technology has not been examined in a "real world" setting (United States of America v. Lorne Allan Semrua, No. 11-5396, 6th Cir.; 1012 U.S. App. LEXIS 18824).

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