Brad Robertson

Brad Robertson

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

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When an Overpayment Becomes a False Claims Act Issue: Explaining the First Judicial Interpretation of the 60-Day Rule

On August 3, 2015, Judge Edgardo Ramos of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued the first judicial opinion addressing when a health care provider has “identified” a Medicare or Medicaid...more

8/14/2015 - 60-Day Rule Affordable Care Act CMS False Claims Act FERA Hospitals Intervenors Medicaid Medicare Motion to Dismiss Overpayment Overpayment Recovery Time Limits Qui Tam

False Claims Act: 2014 Year In Review

In what is becoming an annual refrain, 2014 marked another year of robust False Claims Act (FCA) enforcement by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and mushrooming qui tam lawsuits by whistleblowers. Indeed, fiscal year 2014...more

1/19/2015 - Bank of America Banking Sector Banks BNP Paribas DOJ Enforcement Actions False Claims Act Federal Contractors Health Care Providers Janssen Pharmaceuticals JPMorgan Chase Kellogg Brown & Root Qui Tam Settlement Agreements SunTrust US Bank Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

2014 – The Health Law Year in Review

Each year brings significant changes and challenges in the laws governing the health care industry, and 2014 proved to be no exception. What the year may have lacked in the high drama that accompanies comprehensive health...more

12/31/2014 - ACOs Affordable Care Act Anti-Kickback Statute CMP Law CMS Cybersecurity Ebola Enforcement Enforcement Actions False Claims Act Halbig v Burwell Healthcare Healthcare Reform HIPAA King v Burwell Medicare Shared Savings Program OIG Patient Confidentiality Breaches PHI Popular Stark Law Tax Credits

False Claim Act: 2013 Year in Review

Last year continued the trend of robust False Claims Act (FCA) enforcement by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and proliferating qui tam lawsuits brought by whistleblowers on behalf of the United States. In 2012, DOJ...more

1/15/2014 - Calculation of Damages CMS Compliance DOJ False Claims Act Federal Contractors FERA Fines First-to-File Fraud Halliburton Healthcare Medicare Off-Label Use Overpayment Pharmaceutical Physician Medicare Reimbursements Prescription Drugs Public Disclosure Qui Tam Wells Fargo Whistleblowers WSLA

Rakoff Decision Supports Feds’ Broad Application of FIRREA

On August 16, 2013, Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the Southern District of New York issued a ruling in in United States v. Countrywide Financial Corp., No. 12 Civ. 1422, that will likely be relevant to any financial institution...more

8/28/2013 - False Claims Act Fannie Mae FIRREA Freddie Mac Loans Mortgages

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