With fewer False Claims Act recoveries, some might say 2015 was a down year for federal fraud enforcement. But attorneys across the country say federal policy changes and FCA trends will keep fraud concerns high on the government's radar in the coming year.
There's a new face at the Department of Justice this week, and it's one that the agency hopes will provide a "reality check" for corporate compliance programs throughout the country.
Governing boards of both health providers and insurers play a crucial role in mitigating compliance risks within their organization, particularly when it comes to identifying and preventing fraud, waste and abuse, Michael Peregrine, a partner with McDermott Will & Emory, told Compliance Weekly in a recent podcast.
The recent Kellogg Brown & Root Servs., Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter Supreme Court decision is a very glass half-full/half-empty ruling for healthcare providers. This could lead to an increase in False Claims Act cases in the future, healthcare attorney George Breen said in an exclusive interview with FierceHealthPayer: AntiFraud.
With federal investigators devoting more time and resources towards uncovering fraud schemes involving false claims or kickbacks, corporate compliance programs have never been more important.
Sometimes trouble is closer than we realize. Lately I've noticed reports of fraud-related criminal prosecutions of those who work with doctors--from physicians' assistants and nurse...
Possible changes to the False Claims Act (FCA) animated a congressional hearing last week, as lawmakers heard opposing views on what's been called "the signature anti-fraud weapon of the United States."
The specialized skills of certified fraud examiners (CFE) make them strong candidates for chief compliance officer roles as companies retool their compliance programs after high-profile corporate wrongdoing in the last decades, according to Fraud Magazine.
Health payers' thirst for information, success stories and anything else that might help them navigate the pervasive changes required in the post-reform marketplace is evident just by glancing at the