On Monday, the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in a closely watched False Claims Act case brought by the United States against AseraCare, Inc., an operator of more than 60 hospice facilities. The decision vacated a win for AseraCare, but also gave defendants a helpful standard in the Eleventh Circuit regarding medical judgment in hospice cases.
FTLF Partner Derek Adams (who handles the defense of False Claims Act cases) collaborated with Erica Blachman Hitchings, a member of the Whistleblower Law Collaborative LLC who represents relators in False Claims Act cases, to publish an informative and detailed article in Law360 that may be found here.
Derek Adams, a former Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice, Civil Fraud Section, is a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Government Investigations practice group. Derek has extensive experience with False Claims Act and FIRREA matters, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 466-8960 if you have any questions.