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Mintz Levin Health Care Qui Tam Update - Recently Unsealed Whistleblower Cases: April 2016

Trends & Analysis - ..We have identified 42 health care–related qui tam cases that have been unsealed in whole or in part since the cases covered in our last Qui Tam Update. Included in that count is one proceeding (the...more

4/12/2016 - Class Action Corporate Integrity Agreement Fraud HIPAA Qui Tam Whistleblowers

Acquittals in Vascular Solutions Case Deal Setback to DOJ

On February 26, 2016, a federal jury in Texas returned not guilty verdicts with respect to charges brought against Vascular Solutions Inc. (“VSI”) and its CEO by the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), dealing a decisive blow...more

3/3/2016 - Acquittals DOJ Healthcare Fraud Medical Devices Public Safety Yates Memorandum

Health Care Enforcement in 2016: A Look Back on 2015 and Forecasting the Year Ahead

2015 was a year of transition for the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), with the installation of a new Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, and several other high-level officials. In January 2015, Andrew Weissmann...more

1/12/2016 - Anti-Corruption Compliance Corporate Counsel Criminal Prosecution Enforcement Actions False Claims Act (FCA) Health Care Providers Healthcare Fraud HEAT Medicare Fraud Strike Force Pharmaceutical Industry Securities Fraud Stark Law Warner Chilcott Yates Memorandum

Mintz Levin Health Care Qui Tam Update - Recently Unsealed Whistleblower Cases: December 2015

Trends & Analysis - We have identified 24 health care–related qui tam cases that have been unsealed since our last Qui Tam Update. Of the 24 cases, five were filed within the past year, seven were filed in 2014, three...more

12/29/2015 - Anti-Kickback Statute False Claims Act (FCA) False Statements Medicaid Medicare Qui Tam Stark Law Whistleblowers

What’s Lurking in Your Lab? Legal Risks for Hospital Laboratories

Most health-care lawyers are accustomed to monitoring the high profile areas of regulatory enforcement in health care. However, many hospital lawyers, whether in-house or outside counsel, are unaware of the potential...more

10/23/2015 - Certificates of Compliance Civil Monetary Penalty CLIA Clinical Laboratory Testing CMS Diagnostic Tests FDA Healthcare HHS Hospitals Laboratories Laboratory Developed Tests Medicaid Medicare Sanctions

Mintz Levin Health Care Qui Tam Update: Recently Unsealed Whistleblower Cases: October 2015

Trends & Analysis: ..We have identified 15 health care–related qui tam cases that were unsealed since our last Qui Tam Update. Of those, 12 were filed from 2012 to the present. All but two cases had been pending more...more

10/9/2015 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Corporate Integrity Agreement Declination DOJ Employees False Claims Act (FCA) Former Employee Healthcare Healthcare Fraud Kickbacks Medicaid Medicare OIG Overpayment Qui Tam Relators Settlement Social Security Act Stark Law State False Claims Acts Whistleblowers

Mintz Levin Health Care Qui Tam Update - July 2015

Trends & Analysis - ..We have identified 36 health care–related qui tam cases that have been unsealed since the cases covered in our last Qui Tam Update. Of these cases, eight were filed within the last year. A number...more

7/19/2015 - Anti-Kickback Statute False Claims Act (FCA) Healthcare Intervenors Medicare Qui Tam Settlement Stark Law Whistleblowers

Mintz Levin Health Care Qui Tam Update - Recently Unsealed Whistleblower Cases: June 2015

Trends & Analysis: ..We have identified 33 health care–related qui tam cases that have been unsealed in whole or in part since the cases covered in our last Qui Tam Update. In addition, we have also identified one case...more

6/8/2015 - Anti-Kickback Statute Clinical Trials False Claims Act (FCA) Hospitals Medical Devices Qui Tam Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

Mintz Levin Health Care Qui Tam Update - Recent Developments & Unsealed Cases: March 2015

Trends & Analysis - ..We have identified 19 health care–related qui tam cases unsealed in November and December 2014. Of those cases, 17 were filed from 2012 to the present. The remaining two cases were filed in April...more

3/18/2015

SEC Enforcement Director Discusses Issues for Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology Companies

In a wide-ranging speech on Tuesday, Securities and Exchange Commission Director of Enforcement Andrew Ceresney discussed recent SEC actions and current concerns involving the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries....more

3/6/2015 - Accounting Controls Disclosure Requirements FCPA FDA Internal Controls Medical Devices Pharmaceutical Industry SEC Strategic Enforcement Plan

Health Care Enforcement in 2015: A Look Back on 2014 and Forecasting the Year Ahead

In testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Health Care in April 2011, the now-pending nominee for U.S. Attorney General, Loretta E. Lynch, stated in no uncertain terms that “fighting health...more

1/14/2015 - Bio-Rad Laboratories Civil Monetary Penalty Criminal Prosecution DOJ Health Care Providers Healthcare Healthcare Fraud Healthcare Reform Hospitals Medicare Physicians Securities Securities Fraud Strategic Enforcement Plan

Mintz Levin Health Care Qui Tam Update - Recent Developments & Unsealed Cases: November 2014

Trends & Analysis - In the period covered by this issue, we have identified 68 whistleblower cases related to health care that were unsealed. In this Qui Tam Update, we analyze the trends and take an in-depth look at...more

11/24/2014 - False Claims Act (FCA) Health Care Providers Healthcare Physicians Qui Tam Whistleblowers

Health Care Enforcement in 2013: A Year in Review

In 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“HHS-OIG”), and other federal and state agencies continued to aggressively prosecute health care fraud and related...more

1/14/2014 - Compliance DOJ Enforcement Healthcare Healthcare Fraud HHS Non-Prosecution Agreements OIG

Health Care Enforcement in 2012: A Year in Review

Last year was another busy year in health care fraud enforcement. In 2012, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-OIG) reported total expected recoveries of $6.9 billion from all...more

2/26/2013 - Anti-Kickback Statute Compliance Criminal Prosecution Durable Medical Equipment Enforcement False Claims Act (FCA) FCPA Fraud Healthcare HHS Home Health Care Medicare Off-Label Promotion OIG Pharmaceutical Industry Whistleblowers

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