Fines on Physicians May Double as DOJ and HHS Increase False Claims Act and Civil Monetary Penalties

Houston Medical Times November 2016

Bradley S. Davidsen, an Associate (Chicago), and Wenxi Li, a Law Clerk – Admission Pending (Washington, DC), co-authored an article in the Houston Medical Times, titled “Fines on Physicians May Double as DOJ and HHS Increase False Claims Act and Civil Monetary Penalties.”

Following is an excerpt:

Healthcare providers and entities that provide goods and services to the federal government, including physicians, hospitals, and life science companies, should take note of the new civil monetary penalty amounts applicable to False Claims Act (“FCA”) violations and regulations issued by the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) which became effective on September 6, 2016.