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Certain FCA defendants dismissed; “lumping” defendants together is not enough to state an FCA claim
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2015

A district court in the Northern District of Illinois recently partially granted a motion to dismiss the Government's False Claims Act ("FCA"


Health care workers may think twice before becoming a relator
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2015

The Federal False Claims Act (and many similar state false claims acts) allow an individualcalled a “relator”to file a lawsuit on behalf of the


Fees and costs awarded to False Claims Act defendant
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2015

A recent decision in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York provides fair warning to qui tam relators who assert erroneous


False claims and anti-kickback defendants should insist on discovery from the whistleblowerrelator
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2014

One arrow in the quiver for healthcare providers sued for violations of false claims and anti-kickback statutes is pressing for discovery from the


Massachusetts Attorney General: physicians be careful of risk contracting
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • June 3 2013

For those hospital administrators and physician leaders eager to see what the roll out of the Affordable Care Act is likely to look like, the most


Landmark ruling expands OFCCP subcontractor coverage to healthcare providers
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • April 3 2013

The U.S. District Court for the D.C. Circuit has ruled in UPMC Braddock v. Harris that three hospitals affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh


Final ACO rule some highlights for physicians
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • November 4 2011

Two weeks ago, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued the final rule (“Final Rule”) for accountable care organizations (“ACO’s”


CMS releases final ACO regulations
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2011

Yesterday afternoon the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the long anticipated final Accountable Care Organization (ACO) regulations, after considering the nearly 1200 comments submitted in response to the earlier proposed regulations


OFCCP affirmative action directive gives new guidance for healthcare providers and insurers
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2011

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently issued a policy directive to "provide comprehensive guidance for assessing when health care providers and insurers are federal contractors or subcontractors based on their relationship with" or participation in a federal healthcare program


U.S. Department of Labor further expands jurisdiction over hospitals and healthcare providers; TRICARE agreements impose affirmative action obligations
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2010

A recent U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) decision, OFCCP v. Florida Hospital of Orlando, expands the federal subcontractor affirmative action requirements to healthcare providers that provide medical services to TRICARE beneficiaries