In February, the federal government announced that the DOJ’s Civil Division had recovered more than $5.6 billion in settlements and judgments under the False Claims Act, or FCA, for fiscal year 2021. This was a huge increase from the previous year – and almost 90% of that money was related to health industry claims.
Joining Healthcare IT News Senior Editor Kat Jercich to discuss past and future enforcement initiatives is Ethan Davis, partner at King & Spalding.
- A government wake-up on private equity enforcement.
- DOJ’s new cybersecurity initiative.
- How COVID-19 shifted the federal approach to investigations.
- Forthcoming focus on potential Provider Relief Fund fraud and clinical trial fraud.
- The Anti-Kickback Statute and how it affects providers EHRs as a stated area of focus.
- What listeners should be aware of around telehealth.
- How stakeholders can protect themselves Predictions for the rest of 2022.
More about this episode:
OIG warns EHR vendors it will ‘vigilantly’ crack down on false claims tied to meaningful use
DOJ slams Greenway with $57 million False Claims fine
DOJ lawyer in Greenway case: EHR vendors are now on notice
CareCloud to pay $3.8M to settle kickback allegations with DoJ
Athenahealth to pay $18.25M for alleged False Claims Act violations
Florida woman to pay $20.3M after using telemedicine to shield alleged fraud
Judge awards whistleblower $390K in athenahealth kickback case