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|Incentivizing Integrity: False Claims Act (FCA) Enforcement On The Rise|
Latour "LT" Lafferty; Fowler White Boggs P.A.;
December 10, 2013, previously published on December 2013If your company does business with the State or Federal government it has potential FCA exposure. While historical FCA enforcement actions were limited to healthcare and defense procurement industries, organizations in other industries are routinely finding themselves to be subjects of FCA...
|Admissions of Wrongdoing: The Final Frontier|
Heidi A. Wendel; Jones Day;
November 15, 2013, previously published on November 2013Admissions of wrongdoing are the final frontier in civil fraud settlements—that elusive element that purportedly makes the payment of even large settlement amounts more than "just a cost of doing business" for the defendant companies. Federal law enforcement agencies have repeatedly...
|$237,454,195 Judgment against Tuomey Healthcare System under False Claims Act|
October 29, 2013, previously published on October 17, 2013On September 30, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina (the "District Court") ordered entry of judgment on a jury verdict against Tuomey Healthcare System ("Tuomey") in the amount of $237,454,195 in treble damages and civil money penalties...
|Physician Sunshine Act: Transparency Could Be Costly|
Michael A. Kaplan, Robert J. Kipnees, Michael T. G. Long, Maureen A. Ruane; Lowenstein Sandler LLP;
September 23, 2013, previously published on September 2013In March 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). Buried within the 900 plus pages is a largely still unknown, and certainly underappreciated, provision known as the “Physician Payments Sunshine Act.” The Sunshine Act...
|Massachusetts Launches New Program to Combat Provider Fraud|
Kimberly J. Gold, Stephanie D. Willis; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 13, 2013, previously published on September 12, 2013Last week, the Massachusetts’ Secretary of Health and Human Services, John Polanowicz, announced the launch of a new $5 million program designed to detect and prevent provider fraud, waste, and abuse in MassHealth, the Commonwealth’s Medicaid program. Under the MassHealth anti-fraud...
|Restrictions Against Providing Benefit to Public Officials in Turkish Legal System - A Special Case: Health Personnel|
Gönenç Gürkaynak; ELIG Attorneys-at-Law;
August 27, 2013, previously published by MondaqThis contribution aims to set out an overview of the legislative principles for providing benefit to public officials while focusing on the specific rules for health personnel. In this respect, this contribution aims to set out the limits for health personnel to receive gifts and entertainment.
|Chinese Investigation of GlaxoSmithKlein Broadens as Details Emerge|
Aaron M. Tidman; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 25, 2013, previously published on July 24, 2013In the weeks since our first post on the Chinese investigation of GlaxoSmithKlein (GSK) for alleged “widespread bribery of doctors” to induce the prescription of GSK’s drugs, more details have emerged about the bribery scheme. The investigation has also broadened to potentially...
|On August 1, 2013, The Healthcare Industry Must Begin Complying With Increased Reporting Requirements|
Nicholas C. Harbist, Lauren E. O'Donnell; Blank Rome LLP;
June 10, 2013, previously published on June 2013In February 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) implemented certain disclosure provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which effectively heighten the healthcare industry’s reporting obligations, requiring certain manufacturers of drugs, devices,...
|First Circuit Rules First-Filed Complaint Need Not Satisfy Rule 9(b) to Bar Subsequent Qui Tam Actions|
Kevin M. McGinty; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
June 7, 2013, previously published on June 5, 2013To incentivize whistleblowers to bring false claims promptly to the government’s attention, the False Claims Act (FCA) includes a so-called “first-to-file rule“ (31 U.S.C § 3730(b)(5)), which bars a person other than the government from “bring[ing] a related action...
|Jury Finds Tuomey Healthcare System Guilty Of Stark and False Claims Act Violations Pursuant To Physician Employment Agreements|
Waller Lansden Dortch Davis LLP;
May 17, 2013, previously published on May 13, 2013Following a month-long retrial, a South Carolina jury has concluded that Tuomey Healthcare System, Inc. (Tuomey) violated the Stark Law and the False Claims Act by illegally paying referring physicians. The jury found that Tuomey’s compensation arrangements with referring physicians were...