Our Health Care Enforcement Defense Practice has published its most recent Qui Tam Update analyzing 68 recently unsealed health care related whistleblower cases. In this issue, the team analyzes overall trends in the 68 cases, and looks more closely at three notable cases. First we review a settlement that resulted in Arizona's largest-ever False Claims Act recovery - the government may have required more from the defendant if it had not previously self-disclosed related overpayments. Then we highlight the United States' continued interest in the billing practices of SNFs, which provide fertile ground for false claims litigation. Finally, we review a case that is being touted as yet another victory for the DOJ-HHS HEAT partnership, due to the "powerful tool" of the False Claims Act.
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