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COVID-19 Related Healthcare Fraud and Anti-Kickback Enforcement Focuses on Laboratory Testing

USA - July 28 2020 While the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has identified and pursued a variety of fraud schemes and activities related to COVID-19 (such as sales of…

Kayla J. Cristales, Phillip L. Kim, Jennifer S. Kreick, Bill Morrison

2017 year in review: the False Claims Act

USA - January 29 2018 The False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 et seq. (FCA), continued to be a significant focus of government and whistleblower activity in 2017. This…

Stacy Brainin, Neil Issar, Jeremy Kernodle, Taryn McDonald, Nicole Somerville, Kenya S. Woodruff

Differences and Similarities Between - Federal Anti-Kickback Statute and the 2018 Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act

USA - December 31 2018 The Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018 (“EKRA”) marks a significant shift in federal oversight of the healthcare industry, applying the…

Kayla Johnson, Jennifer S. Kreick

2016 Year in Review - the False Claims Act January 2017

USA - January 25 2017 On December 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice reported that it recovered more than $4.7 billion in settlements and judgments from FCA cases…

Stacy Brainin, Carrington M. Giammittorio, Benjamin Goodman, Neil Issar, Jeremy Kernodle, Jennifer S. Kreick, Taryn McDonald, Lisa M. Prather, Nicole Somerville, Jasmine Culpepper Tobias, Phong Tran, Kenya S. Woodruff

Could Retention of PPP Loan Funds Create False Claims Act Liability?

USA - May 5 2020 The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) is intended to provide nearly $700 billion of economic relief to small businesses adversely affected by…

Neil Issar, Bill Morrison