$7 million dollar settlement in hospital whistleblower case

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(PR NewsChannel) / April 15, 2014 / TAMPA, Fla. 

JamesHoyerLogoThe James Hoyer Law Firm announced today the resolution of a whistleblower lawsuit filed against All Children’s Hospital, Inc., Pediatric Physician Services, Inc. (PPS), and All Children’s Health System, Inc.  The defendants have agreed to pay $7 million to settle allegations that their compensation agreements with certain employed physicians did not comply with federal law.    

Barbara Schubert, former Director of Operations at PPS, filed the federal False Claims Act suit in Tampa in July of 2011.  Ms. Schubert alleged that certain physician compensation agreements between PPS and employed physicians did not comply with the federal Stark statute, which regulates the financial relationships between hospitals and their referring physicians.  Federal law requires hospitals to comply with the Stark statute in order to participate in the Medicaid and Medicare programs. 

In order to settle the lawsuit’s allegations, the defendants will pay the United States approximately $4 million and the State of Florida approximately $3 million.

The False Claims Act allows private citizens to bring civil actions on behalf of the government. Under the False Claims Act a whistleblower can receive a portion of the money recovered.  In this case, Ms. Schubert will receive a 26.5% share of the recovery. 

About The James Hoyer Law Firm: The James Hoyer Law Firm is an investigative firm specializing in whistleblower litigation. It was founded by former federal prosecutors who are experts in the business of fighting fraud against the government. To learn more, visit our website at www.jameshoyer.com.

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SOURCE:  The James Hoyer Law Firm

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