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“No Claims Means No False Claims”—and No FCA Whistleblower Protection

USA - January 26 2021 On January 19, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Hickman v. Spirit of Athens dismissed a whistleblower retaliation claim…

Brian Sabey, David B. Honig, Heather D. Mogden.

FFY 2021 Inpatient PPS Final Rule Released by CMS

USA - September 4 2020 On September 2, 2020, CMS published the delayed Final Rule for the FFY 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (“PPS”). This Final Rule will appear…

Elizabeth A. Elias, Joseph R. Krause, Maureen O'Brien Griffin.

Natural Disasters & Federal Relief: Understanding Funds Available for Property Damage in the Wake of Hurricane Laura

USA - September 2 2020 In the early morning of Thursday, August 27, 2020, Hurricane Laura made landfall along the southern coast of Louisiana and Mississippi as a Category…

Addison Bradford.

New FCA Decision Instructs the Government and Whistleblowers to Play Nice, Follow the Rules and Gives Government Discretion for Dismissal

USA - September 1 2020 A recent decision by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the sometimes hostile relationship between the government and the whistleblowers…

David B. Honig, Matt Schappa.

Health Care Providers and FEMA’s COVID-19 Public Assistance

USA - April 3 2020 Health care nonprofits and other qualified entities should submit applications for FEMA Public Assistance (“PA”) to support their COVID-19 responses…

Drew B. Howk, Dwayne U. Barrs, Melissa L. Markey.