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Arnold & Porter Attorneys Provide a Snapshot of Health Care Legislation Provisions

On March 23, 2010, the landmark health care legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), was signed into law. It is already having an impact on how the government pursues fraud and abuse matters in the health care arena. In this six-minute video, two Arnold & Porter partners...

Pre- and Post-Commencement of an Investigation of Health Care Compliance: Key Considerations for all Providers

By Gretchen Heinze Townshend and Elizabeth Bedore Campbell, Attorneys at Law Five health care fraud settlements in excess of $100 million were reported last year, with total recoveries from health care providers amounting to $2 billion. Providers need to understand that in today's regulatory...

Williams Mullen Alert: CMS Issues Proposed Rule on 60-Day Reporting/Repayment Obligation for Overpayments to Medicare Providers

By Marcus C. Hewitt As part of 2010's Affordable Care Act, a new section was added to the Social Security Act (Section 1128J(d)), which requires providers to report and return any overpayments they receive from Medicare or Medicaid within 60 days (see http://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/ssact/title11/1128J...

Cadwalader Client & Friends Memo: A 'Hat Trick' of Heightened False Claims Act Risks for Health Care Providers

Introduction At the risk of stating the obvious, fighting and prosecuting health care fraud are top priorities for the Federal Government, and the False Claims Act ("FCA") is its weapon of choice in the battle. In a speech in June, Stuart Delery, the Acting Assistant Attorney General for...

Foley & Lardner LLP: Hospitals Urging SCOTUS to Limit False Claims Act Penalties

What do a moving company and a hospital association have in common? The False Claims Act (FCA). The American Hospital Association along with the United States Chamber of Commerce and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America recently submitted an amici curiae brief in support of petitioners...

DLA Piper: Government Turns Up the Heat With the False Claims Act – 5 Action Steps for Healthcare Providers

By Savaria B. Harris and Mitka T. Baker Forbes magazine has dubbed 2014 “The Year of the Whistleblower.” For healthcare providers, this designation has translated into millions of dollars in fines and penalties and the initiation of criminal investigations. Just last month, the Health...