Recent Settlements Demonstrate the Reach and Versatility of the FCA

October 26, 2016
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In recent years, civil enforcement efforts involving the FCA have grown significantly. Today, the FCA impacts a vast array of businesses, as it is commonly used to redress false claims for government funds involving everything from government contracts to Medicare and Medicaid to federally insured mortgages. The versatility and reach of the FCA has enabled DOJ to use this powerful enforcement tool to recover more than $20 billion during the last five years alone.

A review of several recent FCA settlements indicates that the DOJ continues to actively pursue FCA claims for a wide range of conduct and in a wide variety of industries.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation 

  • Allegations of kickback payments in exchange for Medicaid patient referrals
  • More than $513 million dollars to resolve both allegations of criminal and civil liability

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