Over the past five years, recoveries from False Claims Act cases have surpassed $22 billion, with more than half coming from the healthcare industry alone. Our attorneys help companies from all sectors of healthcare navigate enforcement and compliance issues related to Healthcare Fraud and Abuse. Watch this video to find out why healthcare executives nationwide turn to Bass, Berry & Sims when faced with fraud and abuse issues.

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Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to announce the release of its fifth annual Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Review 2016. The Review, compiled by the firm’s Healthcare Fraud Task Force, is an industry-leading guide to healthcare fraud developments and provides an outlook as to what lies ahead in 2017.

The Review details all healthcare-related False Claims Act settlements from last year, organized by particular sectors of the healthcare industry. It also provides a comprehensive review of developments in FCA-related litigation, covers enforcement-related litigation involving the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, and looks at the unfolding implications of the DOJ’s Yates Memo and its emphasis on individual accountability.

Topics covered in the Review include:

  • Noteworthy Settlements
  • Issues to Watch
  • False Claims Act Update
  • Stark Law/Anti-Kickback Statute
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Developments

Click here to view the Review.

Healthcare_Fraud_2015Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to provide its annual Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Review, which highlights significant enforcement trends and legal developments, discusses recent cases and settlements affecting the healthcare industry, and provides an outlook on what lies ahead in 2016.

During the previous year, Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys have represented virtually every type of provider in the healthcare industry in civil and criminal healthcare fraud investigations and related litigation. We have incorporated this experience into our Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Review for the benefit of our clients and friends and hope that the Review will be a valuable resource for healthcare providers facing complex compliance and fraud and abuse-related issues.

The Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Review offers a concise discussion and analysis of such topics as:

  • Noteworthy Healthcare Settlements
  • Issues to Watch
  • False Claims Act Update (“FCA”)
  • Stark Law/Anti-Kickback Statute Developments
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Developments

Click here to view the Review.

Matt Curley was interviewed by Becker’s Hospital Review in connection with an article dated February 10, 2016, about how healthcare providers can take practical steps to reduce the risk of employees and third parties pursuing whistleblower lawsuits when they encounter potential compliance issues. The comments below expand upon that interview.

Healthcare providers receiving reimbursement from government payers know there is a significant risk of encountering whistleblowers under the False Claims Act. Last year, there were more than 600 new whistleblower lawsuits filed under the False Claims Act. And, during the previous five years, there have been nearly 3400 new False Claims Act lawsuits filed by whistleblowers.

Whistleblowers received nearly $600 million in FY 2015 year as their share of the proceeds of False Claims Act judgments and settlements. That amount brought total recoveries during the previous five years to nearly $2.5 billion.

With the often times protracted, expensive, and disruptive government investigations that can follow the filing of a whistleblower lawsuit under the False Claim Act, practical measures that can reduce the possibility of whistleblower activity are certainly worth consideration.

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