On December 28, 2017, HealthcareITNews reported the DOJ recovered more than $3.7 billion in 2017 from false claims and fraud, including settlements from hospitals, physicians, clinical laboratories and other providers and health industry vendors. The $3.7 billion is tallied from federal recoveries only; millions more were recovered on behalf of State Medicaid programs. Read the entire article here.
Serious consequences result from violating the False Claims Act. Examples of practices that constitute a violation include:
- Billing for services not rendered
- Submitting claims for patients who do not exists
- Offering or taking incentives, known as kickbacks, in exchange for referrals or other perks
- Billing for unnecessary care
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