Mark W. Bina, Lauren E. Stine mentioned in article "Supreme Court case could generate tidal wave of healthcare fraud cases"
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The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a lawsuit involving the application of the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act to False Claims Act cases — an issue that has the potential to spur more healthcare fraud lawsuits.
The WSLA was enacted to lengthen the time allowed to prosecute fraud offenses against the U.S. and its agencies during times of war "until 5 years after the termination of hostilities as proclaimed by a presidential proclamation, with notice to Congress, or by a concurrent resolution to Congress."
If the WSLA is applied to civil False Claims Act cases, healthcare providers would be involved in lengthy litigation over stale claims, which would be costly and difficult to defend, according to comments from Lauren Stine and Mark Bina, both partners at Quarles & Brady.
Originally published in Becker's Hospital Review, January 21, 2015