AKS Safe Harbor Defense Undermined by Missing Information in Agency Agreement; United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, No. 12-cv-09306, Stop Illinois Health Care Fraud LLC v. Asif Sayeed, et al.

The district court rejected the defendants’ affirmative defense of safe harbor in a whistleblower complaint alleging violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute. The plaintiff alleged that the defendants’ purchase of patient data from a community healthcare organization amounted to improper remuneration for referrals. The court agreed that the indirect referral generated by the provision of patient […]
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