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White Collar and Government Compliance Alert: Feds announce $26.1 million historic settlement of False Claims Act allegations against…

In a case involving one of the largest individual Medicare fraud settlements ever, a Tampa area dermatologist has agreed to pay $26.1 million and is being excluded from all federal health care programs. In what the Department of Justice describes as a “watershed achievement” in healthcare enforcement, dermatologist Stephen J. Wasserman, M.D., has agreed to pay $26.1 million to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act (“FCA”) by accepting illegal kickbacks from Tampa Pathology Laboratory (“TPL”) and billing the Medicare program for medically unnecessary services.

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White Collar and Government Compliance Alert: More aggressive enforcement yields record-breaking health care penalties

OIG Report highlights recent cases

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its semi-annual report to Congress in which it highlighted the agency’s work between April and September of this year (OIG Report) and the record-breaking amount of money it recovered from providers during this period. The OIG Report illustrates the government’s expanding scope and effort to combat health care fraud and further demonstrates the challenges facing the government as it seeks to fully implement the Affordable Care Act. 

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White Collar and Government Compliance Alert: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Feds issue long-awaited guidance for enforceement and compliance

In what the government describes as an “unprecedented undertaking to provide the public with detailed information about FCPA enforcement approach and priorities,” the Department of Justice and Securities Enforcement Commission have issued written guidance for parties covered by the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The 120-page document, titled A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (Guide), provides a wide range of guidance and authoritative sources and is significantly more comprehensive than its six-page predecessor, The Lay Person’s Guide to the FCPA. The Guide covers a variety of topics, including: 

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