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Frequently Asked Questions about Whistleblower Claims

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

The federal government, along with some states, have enacted important tools that help expose corruption and fraud related to contracted services or product purchases by governmental agencies. The False Claims Act is a federal law that imposes liability on companies and individuals who defraud the government. It also allows someone with the knowledge of… Read More »

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Qui Tam Defective Bulletproof Vests Case Settles for $66 Million

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

A settlement was recently announced in a long-running qui tam case brought by whistleblower Aaron Westrick, Ph.D., who alleged Toyobo Co. Ltd. of Japan and its American subsidiary, Toyobo USA Inc., (collectively, Toyobo), sold Zylon fiber that was defective. This fiber was used for bulletproof vests purchased by the United States government for federal,… Read More »

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What is a Reverse False Claim?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Most qui tam whistleblower lawsuits under the False Claims Act involve a Defendant who has made a fraudulent “claim” for money upon the government.  For example, when a hospital sends a bill to Medicare for a medical procedure that was never performed, the hospital has made a “claim” for money upon the government.  If… Read More »

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False Claims Act: Top Health Care Recoveries for Fiscal Year 2017

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

There’s no denying that health care fraud accounts for a large percentage of the claims that qualify under the Federal False Claims Act (FCA). According to the Justice Department, of the more than $3.7 billion in settlements and judgments recovered in fiscal year 2017, $2.4 billion of them involved the health care industry. Claims… Read More »

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Justice Department Recovers over $3.7 Billion in False Claims Act Cases in the 2017 Fiscal Year

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

The United States Department of Justice recently released statistics from the 2017 fiscal year, which includes more than $3.7 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims. Total recoveries since the False Claims Act (FCA) was strengthened in 1986 now top more than $56 billion. Types of Recoveries Of… Read More »

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Qui Tam Litigation: What is the False Claims Act?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

We talk about qui tam, or whistleblower litigation, but what is the False Claims Act (FCA) that brings rise to this type of litigation. Qui Tam Defined The word qui tam is Latin and translates to “who as well”, and references lawsuits that are brought on behalf of the plaintiff and the government. These… Read More »

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What is Risk Adjustment Fraud?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

In 1997, Congress decided that traditional Medicare was way too expensive.  At the time, Medicare operated under a traditional fee-for-service model.  Under this model, if a doctor delivered services to Mrs. Jones, the government paid the doctor a fee for his or her services, i.e, fee-for-services. Congress thought it found a better way.  Rather… Read More »

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