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Department of Justice Obtains $400k Settlement Based Upon Failure to Timely Repay a Known Overpayment

Posted on Firm News November 14, 2017 by Robert Nicholson

On October 13, 2017, the Department of Justice announced a False Claims Act settlement with First Coast Cardiovascular Institute, a Florida based health clinic, under which the practice will pay $448,821.58 for failing to timely refund $175,000 in overpayments to Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The settlement is noteworthy because it Read more →

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Federal Courts Continue to Refine Particularity Requirements Under the False Claims Act

Posted on Health Care Law News August 4, 2017 by Robert Nicholson

In one of the latest opinions from a Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on the issue of the particularity required of a whistleblower in bringing a False Claims Act case, the First Circuit Court of Appeals allowed a case to proceed with allegations regarding a single false claim.  The Court commented that with respect to the allegations of Read more →

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Overpayment Retention Results in False Claims Act Penalty

Posted on Health Care Law News September 24, 2016 by Robert Nicholson

Last week, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that three hospitals in New York’s Mount Sinai Health System are paying a total of $2.95 million to resolve allegations that the hospitals knowingly retained over $844,000 in overpayments made by Medicaid in violation of the federal and New York False Claims Acts.  The case Read more →

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False Claims Act Penalties Set To Dramatically Rise

Posted on Health Care Law News July 4, 2016 by Robert Nicholson

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) recently published an Interim Final Rule announcing that, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. Pub. L. No. 114-74, § 701, 129 Stat. 584, 599 (2015), it intended to dramatically increase the minimum per-claim penalty Read more →

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False Claims Act Whistleblower Also Receives Share of Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) Imposed By HHS-OIG

Posted on Health Care Law News October 19, 2015 by author

For what appears to be the first time, a False Claims Act whistleblower who received a reward in connection with the False Claims Act case also received a share of a subsequent CMP imposed by the HHS-OIG in a related enforcement action. As background, the False Claims Act case had been brought against Jack Baker, Read more →

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