The False Claims Act continues to drive much of healthcare compliance and the government actions taken to enforce this directive. A team of content experts from HCCS, A HealthStream Company, recently attended the Health Care Compliance Association’s 2018 Enforcement Conference, where some sessions focused on how activity under the False Claims Act remains strong.
Presenters shared that the False Claims Act is always on the agenda as it continues to be the most effective law the government has for snagging healthcare providers in the fight against fraud, waste and abuse. And, with its qui tam, or whistleblower provision, it is also the most powerful. The qui tam provision allows anyone to file a False Claims Act suit on behalf of the government. Should the suit be successfully prosecuted, the plaintiff receives a share of the monies recovered.
Qui Tam and Whistleblower Statistics
Sarah Bogni, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Matthew Organ, JD and J.D. Thomas, JD presented some staggering statistics:
Despite its advanced age–155 years since enactment!—the False Claims Act continues to evolve. Issues that persist in troubling defendants in False Claims Act cases include:
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