A New Trend In Health Care Fraud Settlements

Law360, New York (March 5, 2013, 12:38 PM EST) -- In recent years, pharmaceutical and medical device companies have paid ever larger fines to federal and state governments to settle claims of health care fraud. In connection with these settlements, companies have entered into corporate integrity agreements (CIAs) with the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which are designed to ensure that controls are in place to prevent and detect conduct similar to the allegations that gave rise to the settlements.

In 2012, these record-breaking settlements and expansive...
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