Bonus Deal For Fla. Oncologists Not A Proven FCA Violation

Law360, Los Angeles (November 26, 2013, 7:22 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge declined to rule that Halifax Hospital Medical Center’s bonus arrangement with certain oncologists violated the False Claims Act's Anti-Kickback Statute, saying Tuesday that a qui tam relator has not overcome the hospital's argument that the payments are subject to the so-called bona fide employment exception.

U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell denied relator Elin Baklid-Kunz's motion for partial summary judgment, saying questions of fact still exist as to the nature of Halifax Hospital's compensation arrangement with several oncologists. Baklid-Kunz argued that the arrangement...
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