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Supreme Court decision could lead to more fraud lawsuits in healthcare
Modern Healthcare

A U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday won’t extend the statute of limitations in fraud lawsuits, as many in the healthcare industry had feared it might. But the ruling could make it easier, in some cases, for whistle-blowers to file fraud lawsuits over issues already brought to court.

In a unanimous decision, the justices Tuesday partly reversed and partly affirmed a lower court’s decision, sending the case, Kellogg, Brown & Root Services Inc. v. United States ex. rel. Carter, back to the lower court.