On September 30, 2014, in accordance with the Federal Sunshine Act (the Sunshine Act), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will publically disclose payments and "other transfers of value" by pharmaceutical,...more
Healthcare is an incredibly broad, diverse and dynamic industry. Because of the breadth in the field, providers are surrounded by a wide array of legal issues relating to: employment contracts, taxes, business structure,...more
On January 8, 2014, the U.S. district judge in the Halifax Hospital Medical Center (Hospital) case pending in the Middle District of Florida granted the Hospital's motion to dismiss all of the relator's anti-kickback law...more
On January 8th, a United States District Court in the Middle District of Florida granted in part, denied in part summary judgment in favor of Halifax Hospital Medical Center and certain other defendants (collectively, Halifax...more
Drakeford v. Tuomey and U.S. vs. Bradford Regional Medical Center -
With the Affordable Care Act and market forces driving consolidation and creative transactions across the health care industry, health care...more
Trends and Analysis:
..We have identified 20 health care-related qui tam cases unsealed in July 2013. About a quarter of those were filed in 2013.
..Among the cases unsealed in July, the government has declined to...more
The Justice Department recently intervened in a qui tam lawsuit against a home health provider and related individuals, alleging violations of the antikickback statute and the Stark Law, which also constituted alleged...more
Doctors better get used to government regulation. The Affordable Healthcare Act contains a lengthy complement of new laws and regulations. ...more
The healthcare industry has a long history of innovative compliance policies and strategies. ...more
Bill Mathias of Ober|Kaler's Health Law Group presented on compliance as a part of the 2013 Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Bootcamp Webinar Series sponsored by the American Health Lawyers Association.
It is always important to consider how different parts of the government handle voluntary disclosures. The FCPA enforcement initiative has been largely the result of the voluntary disclosure process, and the government...more
A federal magistrate judge's recent decision in United States ex rel. Baklid-Kunz v. Halifax Hospital Medical Center, a Civil False Claims Act (“FCA”) case pending in the United States District Court for the Middle District...more
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