$3 billion recovered under the False Claims Act (“FCA”). That’s what the US Department of Justice (“DOJ”) reported collecting in FY2019. The health care and life sciences industries accounted for $2.6 billion of the total recoveries. That’s 87% of all FCA judgments and settlements. $678 million of the health care recoveries came from DOJ initiated enforcement actions. $1.9 billion of the health care recoveries were generated by cases brought by whistleblowers who filed qui tam actions. Qui tam actions remain a principal driver of FCA enforcement in the health care space.
Enforcement targeted pharmaceutical and medical device companies, managed care entities, hospitals, pharmacies, hospice organizations, laboratories, and physicians. The recoveries also reflect DOJ’s intent to hold individuals, not only corporations, accountable in FCA cases.
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