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You Again?: Application of the First-to-File Bar Where Subsequent Actions Are Brought By the Same Relator

The Federal False Claims Act (“FCA”), 31 U.S.C. § 3729, et seq., has unique procedural aspects that come into play when a private whistleblower (the “relator”) seeks to sue on behalf of the Government. One of these, the...more

2/26/2015 - False Claims Act Federal Contractors First-to-File Qui Tam Relators Whistleblowers

How Are Your Physicians Compensated? Stark Law + False Claims Act = Halifax Paying $85 Million

On March 10, 2014, just days before trial, Halifax Hospital Medical Center and Halifax Staffing, Inc. (collectively “Halifax”) entered into an $85 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice resolving allegations...more

5/22/2014 - DOJ False Claims Act Halifax Hospital Healthcare Incentives Medicare Physician Payments Physicians Qui Tam Settlement Stark Law

Navigating the Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol

Providers can voluntarily disclose potential fraud with respect to Federal health care programs — Medicare, Medicaid, and potentially private insurers to the extent Federal or state funds are involved — by following the...more

12/29/2012 - Disclosure Requirements DOJ False Claims Act Fraud HHS Medicaid Medicare OIG Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol

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