The program will provide an overview of the Federal Civil False Claims Act (FCA), including how to determine if you have a viable whistleblower suit. We will discuss what type of evidence you need to have to proceed with the suit.
The program will take the FCA and show step by step how an action is filed, how the government responds and how the courts interpret various elements of the FCA. We will discuss proof, damages under the FCA and how a whistleblower is rewarded for bringing a successful case. Retaliation will be discussed, along with and how the whistleblower is protected from retaliation under the FCA.
We will discuss the theories of false certification and show how violation of the anti-kickback statute and/or physician referral laws (Stark II) can constitute false claims. Since the government relies on compliance with these laws for payment, violations serve as the basis of a FCA suit.
Why should you attend: Several recent cases involving healthcare providers have resulted in huge settlements. If you believe that you have a potential whistleblower lawsuit that can be filed under the False Claims Act, you should attend this webinar to explore your alternatives. You may be setting on a gold mine and you should examine how viable you potential case is. This webinar will provide you with the tools to evaluate your case with a view to discussing it with an attorney who practices in the False Claim Act arena.
Areas Covered in the Session: