As the Economy Sours Health Care Providers Will Become More Vulnerable to False Claim Act Lawsuits


After living off the largesse of a steady stream of growing tax revenues for the last several years, Federal and State governments and some insurance companies are reacting to the current economic crisis by looking for someone to make up their losses.

If you are a Health Care provider, standby to now be characterized by the government as part of the Health Care "Industry" and the government will be looking at you to become a revenue provider under the ruse of making healthcare more affordable to the consumer. One of the tools that they will employ will be stepping up lucrative suits against Health Care Providers under the state and federal FALSE CLAIMS ACTs ("FCA"). These acts have both civil and criminal and administrative consequences for health care institutions and their employees and having an adverse result can have a devastating effect on one's professional practice. A recent amendment to federal law has given state governments an incentive to get into the act, and they are jumping in with both feet.

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