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What Types of Activities Are Covered Under the False Claims Act?

The False Claims Act is a broad federal statute that covers a wide range of activities involving the submission of reimbursement claims under Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and other healthcare benefit programs. For this reason, it is one of the federal government's most potent weapons for prosecuting healthcare providers. It is...

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Why Substance Abuse Centers Have Become the Targets of Federal False Claims Act Investigations

Federal Prosecutors Investigate Billing Fraud in Connection with Modifier 01 (Hospital) The U.S. Attorney's Office has started to look into the billing practices of outpatient rehab facilities. Following several probes from the Office of Personnel Management and the Office of Inspector General (OIG), federal prosecutors have initiated False Claims Act...

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Investigating Healthcare Fraud Through A Civil Investigative Demand (CID)

Click imageto see larger version. A common approach federal authorities use to investigate healthcare fraud is through civil investigative demands (CID). CIDs are requests for documentation that prosecutors issue in connection with a federal investigation. Compliance with CIDs is required regardless of whether the recipient is charged with a violation...

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How to Dismiss a Whistleblower Case under the False Claims Act

Reliable Advice, Proven Results: 888-680-1745 Recently, attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden and his team obtained two rare dismissal orders in federal False Claims Act lawsuits. The purpose of this brief article is to provide an overview of the False Claims Act concept, the liability risk, as well as effective ways to...

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