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Health Care Fraud and Abuse in the Middle District of Florida in 2016 - a Year in Review

by Carlton Fields on

The United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Middle District of Florida (USAO-MDFL) prosecuted several civil health care fraud matters in 2016 and issued related press releases. A review of the USAO-MDFL’s criminal and...more

When the Government Comes Knocking

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

This article will provide an outline of some of the most significant points for hospitals to use when confronted with a formal government investigation under the Criminal or Civil False Claims Act. As noted below, you should...more

DOJ Settles “First of its Kind” FCA Suit Involving Retention of Overpayments

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On August 3, the Department of Justice announced the first False Claims Act settlement of a case involving a health-care provider’s alleged failure to investigate, identify and refund overpayments from government programs,...more

Blog: DOJ’s Record Year for FCA Recoveries Includes $2.3 Billion for Health Care Fraud

by Cooley LLP on

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced this week that it recovered a record $5.69 billion in civil False Claims Act (FCA) settlements during fiscal year 2014. This recovery included $2.3 billion for FCA cases involving...more

False Claims Act Whistleblower Bounties Exceed $345 Million in Fiscal Year 2013

The DOJ has released its Fiscal Year (“FY”) 2013 totals for civil settlements and judgments recovered under the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”). To say that the Department had a successful year in prosecuting fraud against...more

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