7Feb, 2017

2017 FCA Penalty Hikes

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One of the many regulations governing health care fraud is the False Claims Act (FCA). The FCA was originally enacted in 1863 to protect the United States government from being defrauded while buying supplies for the army during the Civil War.  While it has gone through many changes and amendments in the last 150 years, the underlying principle remains the same: Any entity knowingly submitting false claims to the government is liable for the damage plus a penalty.  Claims submitted to government health care programs such as Medicare and Medicaid […]