We served as lead counsel to Erlanger Medical Center (a medical center owned by Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority) in a DOJ/HHS-OIG investigation arising from qui tam lawsuit alleging violations of Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, and Corporate Integrity Agreement. After the government declined intervention in the case, the federal district court ruled that the relator’s claims were barred by the public disclosure bar. Reported decisions: U.S. ex rel. Stratienko v. Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hosp. Auth., 958 F. Supp. 2d 846 (E.D. Tenn. 2013) & U.S. ex rel. Stratienko v. Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hosp. Auth., 2014 WL 7912981 (E.D. Tenn. Mar. 28, 2014). The opinion can be read here.
The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority (d/b/a Erlanger Health System) offers a broad range of health service operations at hospital campuses in Tennessee.