Mintz Levin’s Health Care Enforcement Defense Group released its most recent Health Care Qui Tam Update yesterday. This Update analyzes 56 qui tam cases unsealed in October and November of last year. None of the 56 cases in this Update were unsealed within the statutorily-mandated 60 days, but one case was unsealed in 71 days. Additional trends include:
- Cases were most often brought against hospitals, health systems, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and pharmacies;
- The government intervened in 20% of the cases;
- Of the cases in which the government declined to intervene, 60% continued to be litigated (at least initially) by the relators; and
- Cases continue to be brought most often by former or current employees.
Click here to read the full Update.