Whistleblower drops lawsuit against Lincare

Friday, November 4, 2016

CLEARWATER, Fla. – A former billing specialist has voluntarily dropped her False Claims Act lawsuit against Lincare, according to Law360. In a one-page order, U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven granted Rebecca Saiff’s request to dismiss the lawsuit, a request that was granted without prejudice to either Saiff or the U.S. government, which declined to intervene, according to the legal publication. Saiff had filed a lawsuit alleging that Lincare has been knowingly defrauding the government of millions of dollars by billing false claims to Medicare. She worked for Lincare at its corporate headquarters from January to July 2013, and at its Largo, Fla., regional billing and collection office from August 2013 to February 2014. She filed her lawsuit under seal in April 2014.