The March 18, 2019 post of Legal Topics in Healthcare provided a definition of Cooperation Credit when undergoing a False Claims Act (FCA), HIPAA Investigation or the like.  In 2015, Deputy Attorney General Yates issued a memorandum detailing a policy on “individual accountability”.  The memo, Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing, is known as the

Qui Tam lawsuits are what we also refer to as whistleblower suits, whereby a private individual assists the government with the prosecution of illegal activities and can receive all or part of any penalty imposed.

In healthcare, these usually involve False Claims Act (FCA) allegations directly against a provider. But the provider is not always

Cooperation is a mitigating factor by which a corporation (such as a healthcare organization) can receive credit in a case that is otherwise appropriate for indictment and prosecution. Depending on various factors, an organization might gain cooperation credit when a self-report is made.

The credit itself may be in the form of reduced charges or

On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio announced a $19.5 million settlement with three companies and their chief executives relating to False Claims Act allegations brought against them. Foundations Health Solutions Inc., Olympia Therapy Inc., and Tridia Hospice Care Inc. were alleged to have submitted Medicare claims for