Tuomey Update: System Wants Separation Documents to Remain Confidential

In the ongoing appeal process regarding Sumter, S.C.-based Tuomey Healthcare System's violation of Stark law and the False Claims Act, the healthcare system is requesting certain documents are kept confidential in federal court files, according to a WISTV report.

On Jan. 16, Tuomey filed a motion for a protective order saying releasing the separation papers of former Tuomey CEO Jay Cox and vice president Gregg Martin is a violation of a confidentiality agreement, according to the report.

Mr. Cox and Mr. Martin resigned in September after Tuomey was found guilty of fraud.

This is the second motion for a protective order Tuomey has requested, the first one elicited to protect the health system's financial information. According to the report, Tuomey believed this protective order included the separation documents, but the federal attorneys disagree.

However, the federal attorneys will treat the documents as confidential until the court issues a ruling, according to the report.

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