In this qui tam lawsuit, the plaintiff alleged that his former employer, a medical provider, violated the False Claims Act by engaging in a widespread practice of making referrals in violation of the Florida Patient Self-Referral Act (PSRA).
Econ One was retained by counsel for the plaintiff to perform various damages analyses. Brian Kriegler submitted an expert report in which he estimated the total number of false claims in violation of the PSRA and the corresponding amount paid by Medicare on such claims. Dr. Kriegler also provided deposition testimony. The case settled prior to trial.