February 05, 2020

Both DOJ and OIG Announce Record-Breaking Year for Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Enforcement

By Scott R. Grubman, Esq., Chilivis Grubman Dalbey & Warner, LLP, Atlanta, GA

When William Barr was nominated by President Trump to be the new Attorney General in late December 2018, many suggested that Barr’s previously-expressed contempt for the False Claims Act (FCA)’s whistleblower provisions might lead to a dramatic decrease in FCA enforcement activity under his administration.  Combined with the fact that every new Department of Justice (DOJ) administration brings with it the possibility of shifts in enforcement priorities, many stakeholders in the world of healthcare fraud and abuse enforcement — including plaintiff and defense lawyers — feared that the multi-year trend of record-breaking enforcement in the healthcare industry would screech to a halt.

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