Bass, Berry & Sims served as lead counsel representing a nonprofit North Dakota health system in a qui tam lawsuit alleging that physician compensation arrangements violated the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law. Following declination by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the district court dismissed the lawsuit on the grounds that relator did not plead his claims with requisite specificity. U.S. ex rel. Benaissa v. Trinity Health, 2018 WL 6843624 (D.N.D. Dec. 31, 2018).
Trinity Health is a North Dakota-based nonprofit, fully-integrated healthcare system.