Former Architrave Health CEO alleges he was fired after reporting $10M in fraudulent Medicare charges: 5 key points


Robert Dannenhoffer, MD, claims he was fired for reporting $10 million in fraudulent Medicare charges to Douglas County (Ore.) physicians, according to Oregon Live.

Here are five key points:

1. The pediatrician said the board of Architrave Health fired him in February 2015 after he claimed the company self-reported improper Medicare payments to the Umpqua Medical Group, a Architrave subsidiary.

2. Dr. Dannenhoffer alleges the payments violated the False Claims Act and the Stark Act because Umpqua Medical Group (allegedly) created a compensation structure that paid its physicians more every time they prescribed certain drugs and procedures for Medicare patients.

3. DCIPA, a local physician group affiliated with Architrave, hired a criminal defense lawyer to advise two Umpqua Medical Group officials, Dr. Dannenhoffer claims.

4. Dr. Dannenhoffer is seeking reinstatement as Architrave's CEO in addition to back pay, punitive damages and attorney's fees.

5. CMS officials have not commented on the allegations. 

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