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Wisconsin state budget repeals Medicaid whistleblower law

A state budget passed last week by the Wisconsin Legislature included subtle language that will repeal the state's Medicaid whistleblower provision.

VA whistleblowers push for system-wide changes to improve patient care

Whistleblowers from around the country who put a spotlight on problems at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities that resulted in a nationwide scandal last year, have banded together and vow to keep up the pressure to improve care for veterans.

Amedisys agrees to $150M false claims settlement

In what's been called the largest home healthcare settlement in the history of the False Claims Act, Amedisys, Inc. and its affiliates agreed to pay $150 million to the federal government to settle allegations of filing false Medicare claims, the U.S. Department of Justice announced last week.

Hospital leadership must protect against Stark Law lawsuits

Healthcare and hospital leaders must understand the False Claims Act (FCA), Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) in order to protect their organizations and themselves from lawsuits and other litigation, according to an article in Becker's Hospital Review.