DOJ Announces FCA Policy on Dismissal of Actions

By Sarah Q. Wirskye - On

In January 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a new policy about False Claims Act (FCA) dismissals. The policy instructs federal prosecutors to consider whether declined qui tam actions should be dismissed to better advance the government’s interest, under Section 3730(c)(2)(A) of the FCA.  The policy specifically references the (1) use of government resources in …

Healthcare Fraud Investigations on the Rise

By Sarah Q. Wirskye - On

Healthcare fraud is a government priority.  While there are variations depending on the industry, the government generally focuses on the same basic conduct in healthcare fraud cases.  In light of that, there are some things that a healthcare provider can do in order to minimize their liability if they are under audit or investigation. …