08.01.2010 False Claims Act Demands Compliance
08. 2010One of the most powerful tools available to the government to combat health care fraud is the False Claims Act (“FCA”). Since January 2009, the Justice Department has used the FCA to recover approximately $2.2 billion in cases involving fraud against federal health care programs. It is shocking to note that the Justice Department’s total recovery in FCA cases has topped $3 billion since January 2009. FCA violations can result in civil penalties, damage payments, criminal conviction and sentencing, and debarment from performing federal contracts.
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