Federal Judge Partially Dismisses Qui Tam Suit Against Tennessee Facility

Federal Judge Partially Dismisses Qui Tam Suit Against Tennessee Facility

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A federal judge in Tennessee on July 29 partially granted and partially denied a motion to dismiss a qui tam lawsuit filed against Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority, doing business as Erlanger Medical Center (Erlanger). The judge concluded that the false claims against the hospital authority are not allowed under the public disclosure bar of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) (United States of America, ex rel. Lisa K. Stratienko v. Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority, d/b/a Erlanger Medical Center, No. 1:10cv322, E.D. Tenn.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 105584).

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