Melissa Jampol Quoted in “Hospital Settles FCA Case for $7M; Whistleblower Says She Was Compliance ‘Window Dressing'”

Report on Medicare Compliance

Melissa L. Jampol, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences and Litigation practices, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted in the Health Care Compliance Association’s (HCCA) Report on Medicare Compliance, in “Hospital Settles FCA Case for $7M; Whistleblower Says She Was Compliance ‘Window Dressing,’” by Nina Youngstrom.

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The AnMed settlement is a reminder of the importance of reporting channels in compliance programs, says former federal prosecutor Melissa Jampol, with Epstein Becker & Green in New York City. “You need a formal process for employees to make complaints that are handled objectively, decisively and through a formalized process with accountability” she says. “That’s the message we are hearing out of the Department of Justice,” which made that plain in its February guidance, Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs (RMC 3/6/17, p. 1), “as well as in recent statements by acting DOJ Criminal Fraud Section Chief Sandra Moser.”

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