Medicare Whistleblower’s $2 Million Deal Backed by 11th Circuit. Exposing Misconduct.

Medicare Whistleblower’s $2 Million Deal Backed by 11th Circuit

July 6, 2020

A whistleblower’s $2 million settlement to resolve a False Claims Act suit with Sand Lake Cancer Center in Florida over Medicare and Medicaid fraud claims is an enforceable contract, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed Monday.

A district court reasonably found that the agreement is valid even though it allegedly lacked essential terms, such as ones setting the timing of payment and consequences for breach, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit said in a nonprecedential decision.

Sand Lake didn’t show that those terms were essential to their agreement, or are essential to every settlement under Florida law, the court said.

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