This morning, March 3, at what was to be the commencement of the jury trial in U.S. ex rel. Baklid-Kunz v. Halifax Hospital Medical Center (Case No: 6:09-cv-1002-Orl-31TBS), the parties informed the Court that they had reached a tentative settlement.  The parties were given until March 10, 2014 for file a Joint Motion to Dismiss Without Prejudice.

This will likely end the most recent case in the government’s enforcement of the Stark Law with respect to hospital/physician agreements. We will follow with more details as they are available.