There have been several noteworthy False Claims Act (FCA) settlements in the second quarter of 2023. Continue Reading False Claims Act Settlements to Know from Q2 2023
We were each quoted in a Law360 article examining the status of the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) on the 50th anniversary of the law’s passing, and offered our perspective, informed by both our practices advising healthcare providers on AKS issues and our experience as government attorneys dealing with AKS issues, on the legal challenges and disputes among the courts on how to apply the AKS and the current state of the enforcement environment encountered by healthcare providers as it relates specifically to AKS issues. Continue Reading Impact of Anti-Kickback Statute on Its 50th Anniversary
In this post, we summarize noteworthy False Claims Act (FCA) decisions so far from 2023. Continue Reading Recent False Claims Act Decisions to Know
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continues to offer valuable insights to the healthcare industry as to how best to approach increasingly complex healthcare fraud and abuse issues. Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to share this HHS-OIG Year In Review (HHS-OIG YIR) that highlights key guidance OIG issued in 2022, as well as other items of import involving the agency.Continue Reading 2022: HHS-OIG Year In Review
Bass Berry & Sims recently secured dismissals on behalf of healthcare providers in three separate False Claims Act (FCA) qui tam lawsuits in a matter of a week’s time. Continue Reading Bass, Berry & Sims Notches Wins for Clients in Trio of False Claims Act Qui Tam Lawsuits
On March 28, the Sixth Circuit issued an important decision on the meanings of “remuneration” and “causation” under the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), holding that remuneration “covers just payments and other transfers of value” and not “any act that may be valuable to another,” and that to establish False Claims Act (FCA) liability based on AKS violations, a relator or the government must prove a causal link between the alleged kickback scheme and the alleged false claim. Continue Reading Sixth Circuit Reins In Anti-Kickback Statute
Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to announce the release of the 11th annual Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review examining important healthcare fraud developments in 2022. Continue Reading Download Now – 11th Annual Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review
Bass, Berry & Sims released its 11th Annual Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review in early February 2023. 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.
Continue Reading Watch Now | Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Annual Review Webinar
Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia entered an order critiquing the government’s lack of evidence in a criminal case alleging violations of the Anti-kickback Statute (AKS).
Continue Reading Federal Court Rejects Government’s Evidence of Anti-Kickback Statute Violations
I recently provided insight for a Law360 article outlining Pfizer’s request to have the Supreme Court weigh in on the scope of the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS).
Continue Reading Insight on Request for Supreme Court Review of Anti-Kickback Statute’s Scope