Tag Archives: False Claims Act

Department of Justice Raises Penalties for False Claim and Anti-Kickback Violations

By: Timothy S. Wombles On January 29, 2018, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) increased the per-claim range of civil monetary penalties under the federal False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq.) (“FCA”) in accordance with a statutory … Continue reading

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Florida Federal Judge Vacates $347 million False Claims Act Judgment against Nursing Home Operator

On January 11, 2018, a federal judge in Tampa, Florida vacated a $347 million False Claims Act judgment against a skilled nursing facility operator and its related entities. Continue reading

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Does Ability to Pay Count for Anything Any More?

By: Benton Curtis Through the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program Report (the “HCFAC”), the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) annually trot out their most recent efforts to combat health care fraud … Continue reading

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Whistleblowers in Health Care- What’s a Company To Do?

By: Anne Novick Branan              Joe, the Practice Manager at a local medical group, cringed as he spied Susan, one of the nurses at the practice, marching toward him with an anxious, yet determined, look on her face.  About two … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Upholds the False Claims Act Implied Certification Theory

By: Stephen Siegel The following article was published in the July 2016 edition of South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report. TREBLE DAMAGES PLUS A PENALTY of as much as $11,000 per claim; that is the exposure a physician, hospital … Continue reading

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Board oversight: Fiduciary duty of care and individual liability

By: Gabriel Imperato and Joseph Picone Directors of healthcare organizations have important responsibilities relating to corporate compliance requirements that are unique to the healthcare industry. The risks of non-compliance have grown dramatically over the last decade for healthcare organizations as … Continue reading

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Do Not Expect the Pace of Change to Slow in 2016

By: Stephen Siegel This year  has been a challenging one for healthcare providers. Just to recall, a few of the challenges in 2015 were: the final implementation of ICD-10; two multi-million dollar Civil False Claims settlements involving physician-hospital relationships in … Continue reading

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Gabriel Imperato Published in Compliance Today Magazine

Fort Lauderdale Managing Partner Gabriel Imperato was published in the June 2015 issue of the Health Care Compliance Association’s (HCCA) Compliance Today magazine. Please click here to view his article, “Understanding the Halifax case and its implications for physician arrangements.”

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Compliance officer independence and compliance risks

Gabriel Imperato, current president of the SCCE/HCCA Board of Directors, was published in the April 2015 edition of Compliance Today. Please click here to view his “President’s Message.”

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Lester Perling and Shachi Mankodi Published in Compliance Today Magazine

Fort Lauderdale Partner Lester Perling and Associate Shachi Mankodi were published in the January 2015 issue of the Health Care Compliance Association’s (HCCA) Compliance Today magazine. Please click here to view their article, “Packed deals and Letters of Protection: Fraud … Continue reading

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