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COVID-19 Testing Compliance: What Labs Need to Do to Avoid OIG Prosecution

Federal authorities are cracking down on laboratories that conduct COVID-19 testing. These authorities, which include the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), are already pursuing charges in numerous cases, and they are continuing to target laboratories across...

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Lab Fraud Alert: DOJ, FBI, HHS OIG Targeting Clinical Laboratories for Healthcare Fraud Related to COVID-19 Testing

Federal authorities including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG) are targeting clinical laboratories for healthcare fraud related to COVID-19 testing. The DOJ has filed criminal charges in many cases already, and...

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What to Do When Facing a Federal Investigation for COVID Health Care Fraud

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and multiple other federal agencies are aggressively targeting health care providers and other businesses suspected of taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to defraud patients, consumers, businesses and government entities. These agencies are targeting a wide range of offenses, and federal prosecutors are seeking...

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The DOJ is Continuing to Target Multiple Forms of Fraud Related to COVID-19 in 2021

As the federal government races to get as many people vaccinated against COVID-19 as possible, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is waging a war on a different front. The DOJ has identified several forms of fraud arising out of the pandemic, and it is continuing to aggressively target individuals...

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COVID-19 PPE Fraud Defense

Personal protective equipment (PPE) continues to be in high demand during the COVID-19 crisis. Federal authorities are using their authority to make sure that critical PPE is available, and this includes taking aggressive action against PPE fraud. Among the many storylines that have taken center stage in the media during...

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Types of COVID-19 Fraud

Among its many consequences, the COVID-19 pandemic has spawned a variety of legal risks for U.S. companies. This includes the risk of facing civil or criminal charges stemming from a federal COVID-19 fraud investigation. As if companies did not already have enough to worry about during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)...

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Coronavirus Healthcare Fraud

Healthcare providers, medical technology companies, and other entities in the healthcare sector are facing heavy scrutiny during the coronavirus pandemic. Providers and companies accused of fraud can face steep penalties, and they must engage experienced federal defense counsel at the first sign of an audit or investigation. Healthcare providers are...

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COVID-19 Corporate Investigations

There are a variety of issues that can potentially trigger the need for an internal corporate investigation during the COVID-19 crisis. We help companies discover the information they need to make informed decisions, and we provide effective defense representation for federal investigations targeting corporate entities. Companies in all industries have...

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COVID-19 PPE Fraud Litigation Defense

Personal protective equipment (PPE) continues to be in high demand during the COVID-19 crisis. Federal authorities are using their authority to make sure that critical PPE is available, and this includes taking aggressive action against PPE fraud. Among the many storylines that have taken center stage in the media during...

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IRS Fraud Related to COVID-19

Like other federal agencies, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is continuing to enforce individuals' and companies' obligations during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While some tax relief is being offered, the IRS is also pursuing audits and investigations to uncover fraud during the crisis. The economic impacts of the COVID-19...

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