United States ex. rel. Saldivar v. Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., No. 15-15497 (11th Cir. 2016)Annotate this Case
Relator filed a qui tam action under the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. 3729-3733, claiming that Fresenius violated the FCA by billing the government for overfill that it received for no cost—allegedly a violation of the statutes governing Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) billing. The district court granted Fresenius's motion for summary judgment. Because the allegations that are the basis of this complaint were publicly disclosed and relator is not an original source, the court lacks jurisdiction to hear this case. The court did not reach the merits of the motion for summary judgment. Accordingly, the court reversed the district court's grant of summary judgment on the merits and remanded for entry of an order dismissing the case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.