Wilkins v. United Health Group, Inc., No. 10-2747 (3d Cir. 2011)Annotate this Case
Defendants are health service providers that receive reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid under 42 U.S.C. 1395, 1396. Plaintiffs, former employees of defendants, filed a qui tam action, alleging violations of various federal laws. After investigation, the government declined to intervene. The district court dismissed. The Third Circuit affirmed dismissal of False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. 3729 claims based on violation of Medicare marketing regulations and reversed with respect to allegations that the defendants submitted false claims to the government by violating the Anti-Kickback Statute, 42 U.S.C. 1320. Payment of Medicare claims was not conditioned on compliance with marketing regulations.