Fourth Circuit’s Application of Stark Law and the False Claims Act in Tuomey II May Invigorate Calls for Reform

In its second opinion in United States ex rel. Drakeford v. Tuomey Healthcare System, Inc., the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a judgment that Tuomey Healthcare System (“Tuomey”) was liable for $237 million in treble damages and penalties for violations of the federal False Claims Act (FCA), premised upon violations of the federal physician self-referral law (“Stark Law”).1 
 
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