A False Claims Act (“FCA”) retaliation claim, 31 U.S.C. 3730(h), filed January 26, 2016 in federal district court in Oregon, provides a perfect example of the type of challenging cases confronting health care employers today.
Pediatrician Robert Dannenhoffer, MD, the former CEO of a joint venture between a hospital and physicians’ group, alleges that he was fired after he reported to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services some $10 million in improper Medicare payments. He seeks reinstatement as CEO, two times his lost compensation with interest, punitive damages, and attorney’s fees and costs.
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