Judge Overrules Doctor’s Argument That Materiality Is Required To Find Fraud

Mealey's (August 4, 2016, 12:00 PM EDT) -- ABINGDON, Va. — A federal judge in Virginia on Aug. 2 affirmed the convictions of the owners of a laboratory who were found guilty of health care fraud and conspiracy to commit health care fraud for conducting unnecessary drug screenings and billing insurers, holding that the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Universal Health Services Inc. v. United States (135 S. Ct. 1989 [2016]) did not apply to the present case (United States of America v. Beth Palin, et al., No. 14cr00023, W.D. Va.; 2016 U.S....
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