What Health Care FCA Trends Tell Us About The Year Ahead

Law360 (February 18, 2020, 5:28 PM EST) -- Following a small drop in 2018, total recoveries under the False Claims Act in fiscal year 2019 again exceeded $3 billion. Significantly, health care-related fraud recoveries alone have surpassed $2 billion for 10 consecutive years. The U.S. Department of Justice credits this year’s increased recoveries in part to large settlements with pharmaceutical manufacturers, particularly within the opioid industry.[1]

Although the overall number of qui tam cases filed fell slightly in fiscal year 2019, the government increasingly initiated matters, as demonstrated by the fact that recoveries from health care-related cases brought directly by DOJ increased from $568 million to $695 million between...

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