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On January 19, The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case of Kailash C. Pani, MD, who alleged that the improper actions of Medicare carrier Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New York exposed him to civil and criminal liability for fraud.
The U.S. Court of Appeals held that fiscal intermediaries and carriers can’t be sued by providers on the basis of how they investigate and report Medicare fraud. Pani accused Empire of negligence and breach of contract.