On January 24, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), along with the Idaho Attorney General and two local hospitals, prevailed in Idaho District Court in their challenge to the St. Luke’s Health System’s acquisition of a group of physicians in Nampa, Idaho. As the first litigated FTC challenge to a hospital acquisition of a physician practice, the outcome was highly anticipated.
According to minutes filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Halifax Hospital Medical Center (Halifax) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have reached a settlement in the pending False Claims Act case in which Halifax is accused of entering into financial relationships with medical oncologists and neurosurgeons in violation of the Stark Law.
Do Not Talk To Your Doctor About Your Social Security Case. One of the most common mistakes that I see claimants make is they talk to their doctors about their Social Security case.
In June 2013, Florida’s legislature significantly amended Florida’s False Claims Act, Fla. Stat. §§ 68.081-68.092 (“FFCA”), effective July 1, 2013.