Charles Kreindler

Charles Kreindler

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

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You Again?: Application of the First-to-File Bar Where Subsequent Actions Are Brought By the Same Relator

The Federal False Claims Act (“FCA”), 31 U.S.C. § 3729, et seq., has unique procedural aspects that come into play when a private whistleblower (the “relator”) seeks to sue on behalf of the Government. One of these, the...more

2/26/2015 - False Claims Act Federal Contractors First-to-File Qui Tam Relators Whistleblowers

Cloudy Skies Ahead for Providers? CMS’ Release of Medicare Billing Data Combined with Physician Payment Sunshine Act Data May...

In February 2013, we reported (on our Healthcare Law Blog) that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the final rule for the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. In the interest of providing more...more

6/5/2014 - CMS Drug Manufacturers Final Rules Healthcare Medicaid Medical Devices Medicare Pharmaceutical Physician Payments Physicians Reporting Requirements Sunshine Act Transparency

Potential Risks of Healthcare Joint Ventures Between Insurance Companies and Hospitals

Healthcare joint ventures are nothing new. Since the mid-2000’s, physician-hospital ventures have been resurgent, notwithstanding the Office of Inspector General’s skepticism regarding the risk of fraud and abuse when...more

5/22/2014 - Healthcare Hospitals Insurers Joint Venture

How Are Your Physicians Compensated? Stark Law + False Claims Act = Halifax Paying $85 Million

On March 10, 2014, just days before trial, Halifax Hospital Medical Center and Halifax Staffing, Inc. (collectively “Halifax”) entered into an $85 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice resolving allegations...more

5/22/2014 - DOJ False Claims Act Halifax Hospital Healthcare Incentives Medicare Physician Payments Physicians Qui Tam Settlement Stark Law

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