Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Matt Curley commented on the Department of Justice (DOJ) report released January 9 that outlined the more than $3 billion in federal recoveries involving fraud and false claims occurring during the fiscal year ending on September 30, 2019. According to the report, $2.6 billion of the total recoveries involved companies in the healthcare industry and $2.1 billion involved claims made by whistleblowers under the False Claims Act.
According to Matt in Healthcare Finance News, “DOJ’s fraud enforcement results are largely in line with prior years and reflect DOJ’s continued focus with respect to previously announced enforcement priorities and holding individuals accountable for their roles with respect to alleged wrongdoing.”
In a Law360 article, Matt offered his view that “I think we’re going to continue to see health care at the forefront of DOJ’s enforcement recoveries, and I don’t foresee other industries contributing to that overall amount in any significant way.”
The full content of each article is available in the links below:
- “Of $3 Billion DOJ Recovered in Fraud, $2.6 Billion Attributable to Healthcare,” Healthcare Finance News (January 10, 2020)
- “FCA’s Epic Run In 2010s Will Be Hard To Match In 2020s,” Law360 (January 24, 2020)