F.E.R.A. Amendments to False Claims Act Likely to Generate More Cases Against Healthcare Providers

Posted by Jason Greis on October 18, 2009 under Articles | Be the First to Comment

Recent substantive and procedural amendments to the Federal False Claims Act (“FCA”) enacted under the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009 (“FERA”) are expected to fuel growth in the number of whistleblower-generated cases brought against healthcare providers—including LTACHs.  The FERA amendments closed a loophole in the FCA that previously prevented overpayment cases from being brought against providers.  The FCA now allows whistleblowers to bring false claims actions against providers who knowingly and improperly keep government funds paid to them in error.  FERA was signed into law May 20, 2009. Read More...