Last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a $12 million settlement with spinal device manufacturer, Innovasis Inc. (Innovasis) and senior executives Brent Felix and Garth Felix related to allegations that they violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by paying kickbacks to surgeons to induce their use of its spinal devices. Continue Reading The Tale of an AKS Self-Disclosure

On May 2, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a False Claims Act (FCA) trial verdict in part, holding that the judgment was not constitutionally excessive under the Eighth Amendment. Continue Reading Seventh Circuit Upholds FCA Judgment Against Constitutional Challenge, Avoids Causation Circuit Split

Despite the recent downward trend in DOJ healthcare industry settlements, the first quarter of 2024 saw many noteworthy False Claims Act (FCA) and civil healthcare fraud settlements related to alleged kickbacks, medically unnecessary services and equipment, pharmaceutical issues and Controlled Substances Act violations.Continue Reading False Claims Act Settlements to Know from Q1 2024

Bass, Berry & Sims released its 12th Annual Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review on February 26, 2024. As a companion to the Review, we hosted a complimentary webinar which provided an overview and discussion of key focus areas covered in the Review. We are pleased to offer an encore presentation of this webinar on April 25, 2024.Continue Reading Register Now | Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Annual Review Webinar Replay

In 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) offered the industry new and updated guidance tools and a late flurry of advisory opinions. Join us for a webinar in which we will provide a high-level overview of 2023’s most significant and helpful guidance documents.Continue Reading Register Now | HHS-OIG Year in Review Webinar Replay

On February 8, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota ruled that a $487 million False Claims Act (FCA) damages award entered last year against Precision Lens and its co-founder violated the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on excessive fines and ordered the judgment reduced by more than half. Continue Reading District Court Finds that $487 Million False Claims Act Judgment Violates Eighth Amendment

In 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) offered the industry new and updated guidance tools and a late flurry of advisory opinions. Join us on February 27 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT for a webinar in which we will provide a high-level overview of 2023’s most significant and helpful guidance documents.  Continue Reading Register Now | HHS-OIG Year in Review Webinar