A Texas husband and wife dentist team recently reached an agreement with the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) to pay $3.1 Million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act (“FCA”) by defrauding the Texas... Read More
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Frier Levitt Partner, Anthony J. Mahajan, Esq. has authored an article in the May 10, 2021 issue of Total Pharmacy titled "Part D Participants Should Validate Audit Processes for Prescription Drug Event Data."  The premise of the article... Read More
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With the onset of the pandemic and the flood of claims submitted by providers to government payors in connection with it – such as claims for COVID testing or upwardly (risk) adjusted PMPM capitation payments – comes substantial risk for the... Read More
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A district judge in New Jersey recently permitted the relator in United States ex rel. Silver v. Omnicare Inc., No. 11-cv-01326 (D.N.J. Apr. 13, 2021), to file an amended complaint alleging that a pharmacy’s submission of dispensing data to a Part... Read More
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False Claims Act (“FCA”) cases brought by the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) returned only $2.2 billion in recovered funds in 2020, down from $3.0 billion in 2019 and $2.9 billion in 2018, making 2020’s FCA recovery amount the lowest since... Read More
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On January 15, 2020, L.M.G., Inc., d/b/a TMJ & Orofacial Pain Treatment Centers of Wisconsin ("LMG") agreed to a $1 million settlement to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act. LMG operates four clinics that specialize in... Read More
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According to recent statistics released by the Department of Justice (DOJ), federal government enforcement actions targeting the health care and pharmaceutical industries have risen over the past year by about 5%. In 2019, the DOJ brought in over $3... Read More
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The Second Circuit's decision in U.S. v. L-3 Communications EOTech, Inc., included ominous dicta pertaining to the "alternate remedy" provision of the False Claims Act (FCA), which may lead to an increase in government determinations to prosecute... Read More
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