Difference between revisions of "False Claims Act"

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False Claims Act whistleblower protection extends not only to employees and contractors, but also to partners. ''See U.S. ex rel. Kraemer v. United Dairies, L.L.P.'', 2019 WL 2233053 (D. Minn. May 23, 2019); ''Munson Hardisty, LLC v. Legacy Point Apartments, LLC'', 359 F. Supp. 3d 546, 558 (E.D. Tenn. 2019) (LLC that was general contractor on defendant’s construction project was proper FCA plaintiff).  In addition, the '''False Claims Act whistleblower protection law''' extends to physicians with staff privileges at a hospital. ''Powers v. Peoples Cmty. Hosp. Auth.'', 455 N.W.2d 371, 374 (Mich. Ct. App. 1990); [https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=7152881440929489314&hl=en&as_sdt=20000006 ''El-Khalil v. Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.''], No. 19-12822, E.D. Mich. April 20, 2020.
False Claims Act whistleblower protection extends not only to employees and contractors, but also to partners. ''See U.S. ex rel. Kraemer v. United Dairies, L.L.P.'', 2019 WL 2233053 (D. Minn. May 23, 2019); ''Munson Hardisty, LLC v. Legacy Point Apartments, LLC'', 359 F. Supp. 3d 546, 558 (E.D. Tenn. 2019) (LLC that was general contractor on defendant’s construction project was proper FCA plaintiff).  In addition, the '''False Claims Act whistleblower protection law''' extends to physicians with staff privileges at a hospital. ''Powers v. Peoples Cmty. Hosp. Auth.'', 455 N.W.2d 371, 374 (Mich. Ct. App. 1990); [https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=7152881440929489314&hl=en&as_sdt=20000006 ''El-Khalil v. Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.''], No. 19-12822, E.D. Mich. April 20, 2020.


=='''Examples of False Claims Act Violations'''==
='''Examples of False Claims Act Violations'''=
Examples of the type of fraud that can qualify for a ''qui tam'' whistleblower award or bounty include:
Examples of the type of fraud that can qualify for a ''qui tam'' whistleblower award or bounty include:
*Paying kickbacks [https://www.zuckermanlaw.com/sp_faq/violation-anti-kickback-law-also-violation-false-claims-act/ to refer patients] for services that will be reimbursed by Medicare
*Paying kickbacks [https://www.zuckermanlaw.com/sp_faq/violation-anti-kickback-law-also-violation-false-claims-act/ to refer patients] for services that will be reimbursed by Medicare