Orlando, Fla. - March 30, 2015 - The Health Law Firm announces the settlement of a $5.4 million whistle-blower/qui tam lawsuit against Florida Hospital's parent company, Adventist Health Systems. Attorneys George F. Indest III, Carole C. Schriefer and Lance O. Leider represented the physician who filed a False Claims Act lawsuit. As part of the settlement, the physician will receive more than $1 million. The attorneys of The Health Law Firm worked with the attorneys of Morgan & Morgan, P.A., to help perfect the physician's case and assist the government.The Health Law Firm's physician client, a former employee of the Florida Oncology Network, P.A., alleged that between 2010 and 2013 the company billed for radiation oncology services that were not supervised by an appropriate physician. Radiation oncology services provided to Medicare and TRICARE patients must be directly supervised by a radiation oncologist because of the complex nature of the treatments. As part of the settlement, Adventist Health Systems will pay more than $5.4 million to resolve Medicare fraud allegations."Our client is pleased with the result of the hard work to date by the government in this matter. He was very concerned with the potential impact the situation might have had on patient safety," said George F. Indest III, President and Managing Partner of The Health Law Firm. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.With offices in Florida and Colorado, The Health Law Firm exclusively represents physicians, nurses and other health care providers. Services provided by the firm include representation in Department of Health (DOH) investigations, reviewing and negotiating employment contracts, professional license and credential defense, whistle-blower/qui tam cases, representation at formal and informal administrative hearings, peer review defense, Medicare and Medicaid audits, formation of corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs), medical board hearings and other matters of Health Law.For more information about The Health Law Firm, visit http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com. For downloadable, printable photographs, visit http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com/resources/online-press-kit.html.
-30-About The Health Law FirmThe Health Law Firm was established in 1999, bringing together a team of experienced attorneys with decades of work in the legal and healthcare fields. With offices in Florida and Colorado, the firm represents healthcare providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, dentists, mental health professionals and other licensed health professionals and entities. For more information about The Health Law Firm, visit http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com. For additional information contact:
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