Nos. 05-2235 & 05-3202.

436 F.3d 726 (2006)

UNITED STATES of America, ex rel. Dr. Brent Gear, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES OF ILLINOIS, INC., and ILLINOIS, INC., and Illinois/Indiana EM-1 Medical Services, S.C., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided February 1, 2006.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Terrence Buehler (argued), Buehler & Williams, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

David M. Laigaie (argued), Dilworth Paxson, Philadelphia, PA, for Defendants-Appellees.

Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and BAUER and EVANS, Circuit Judges.

TERENCE T. EVANS, Circuit Judge.

Brent Gear individually, and on behalf of the United States, filed this qui tam action under the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq. He alleges that the defendants—Emergency Medical Associates of Illinois, Inc., and Illinois/Indiana EM-1 Medical Services, S.C.—fraudulently billed Medicare for services performed by residents in Midwestern University's residency program as if those services...

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