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FCA Case Against UnitedHealth Signals DOJ’s Continued Focus on MA Insurers and Coding Practices

USA - March 6 2017 On February 16, 2017, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") intervened in a False Claims Act ("FCA") lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group, Inc…

Kristin Graham Koehler

FCA Case Against Nursing Home Remanded After Sixth Circuit Applies Relaxed FCA Pleading Standard for the First Time

USA - October 24 2016 On September 30, 2016, the Sixth Circuit remanded a False Claims Act ("FCA") lawsuit against Brookdale Senior Living Solutions (the "defendant" or…

Kristin Graham Koehler

FCA Charges Dismissed Against Wal-Mart, Kmart, and Rite Aid Pharmacies for Relator’s Failure to Plead Specific Allegations

USA - July 6 2016 The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts recently dismissed a False Claims Act (“FCA”) lawsuit against Wal-Mart, Kmart, and Rite Aid…

Kristin Graham Koehler

PA Student Loan Agency Seeks Supreme Court Ruling on Government Immunity from FCA Claims

USA - March 7 2016 Pennsylvania’s student loan agency—the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)—filed a petition for certiorari on February 16…

Kristin Graham Koehler

HRSA releases anticipated 340B Proposed Rule on ceiling price calculations and CMPs

USA - June 19 2015 A new 340B Proposed Rule, released on June 16 by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), addresses standards and requirements for…

Stephanie P. Hales, William A. Sarraille, James C. Stansel