In February 2020, Bass, Berry & Sims released its Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2019 – the firm’s annual analysis of significant developments affecting healthcare fraud enforcement, including policy announcements, developments under the False Claims Act (FCA), and FCA settlements entered into by hospitals and health systems, long-term care providers, pharmaceutical and medical device makers, and other providers. The firm has published its annual report since 2012. To download a copy of this year’s report, click here.

The Review closely examines the January 2020 report released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) detailing civil fraud recoveries which rose to more than $3 billion in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019 (FY 2019) as compared to $2.8 billion in FY 2018. Recoveries attributable to the healthcare industry were $2.6 billion in FY 2019, a slight increase from $2.5 billion in FY 2018.

The release of the firm’s Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2019 and our assessment of DOJ’s announced enforcement results has garnered ‘significant media attention, including:’