Federal Court Denies South Carolina's Tuomey Hospital's Appeal in Medicare Fraud Case

A federal court has denied Sumter, S.C.-based Tuomey Hospital's appeal to halt a trial based on allegations the hospital submitted hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent claims to Medicare, according to a news report by The Herald.

Earlier this year, a federal jury cleared the hospital of allegations it had violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims resulting from self-referrals. Though the ruling saved the hospital from paying more than $227 million in fines and penalties, the judge presiding over the case said he had mistakenly excluded some testimony and ordered a new trial. Tuomey's attorneys were attempting to appeal this ruling, according to the report.

Read The Herald's news report about Tuomey Hospital's fraud case.

Read other coverage about Tuomey Hospital:

- Judge Orders South Carolina's Tuomey Hospital to Pay $49.4M for Stark Act Violations

- 10 of the Largest Fraud & Abuse, Stark Act and Anti-Kickback Violation Settlements in 2010

- Tuomey Hospital to Pay $45M for Stark Act Violations, Faces New False Claims Act Violations Trial

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