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False Claims Act

The False Claims Act provides that a person shall not present a fraudulent claim for a government payment, conspire to do so, or receive funds in connection with fraudulent activity. Therefore, physicians and other health providers who submit false claims to Medicare / CMS may be liable under the False Claims Act. However, providers are not liable under the False Claims Act for simply submitting a false claim to the government. Providers are only liable under the False Claims Act if they submit false claims with knowledge of the falsity. Knowledge of false information is defined as:

    1. actual knowledge
    2. deliberate ignorance of the truth or falsity of the information
    3. reckless disregard for the truth or falsity of the information

Our false claims act attorneys are exceptionally experienced in handling criminal and civil false claims act matters. Our team includes a former Medicare attorney, a former Medicaid fraud prosecutor, and several attorneys with a Master of Laws degrees in health care law. These false claims act attorneys can assist you in analyzing your policies and procedures to ensure that you avoid criminal and civil liabilities for False Claims Act violations. If you find yourself under investigation for alleged false claims act violations, our attorneys will work aggressively to prevent the filing of charges or defend you if charges have already been filed.

While there may be no validity to the charges, the false claims act penalties and collateral consequences can be significant. Therefore, you need an experienced false claims act attorney that can handle all matters related to false claims allegations. Our false claims act attorneys are experienced in both civil and criminal false claims act violation, as well as state and DEA licensing, Medicare exclusions and NPDB appeals.

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