July 2021

Healthcare Fraud Developments

Pratt's Government Contracting Law Report
William F. Gould | Eliot T. Burriss | Nathan A. Adams IV | Gemma R. Galeoto | Jeffrey D. Anderson | David L. Haller | Andrew I. Namkung

Attorneys William Gould, Eliot Burriss, Nathan Adams, Gemma Galeoto, Jeffrey Anderson, David Haller and Andrew Namkung co-authored an article for Pratt's Government Contracting Law Report analyzing recent enforcement developments in the healthcare industry. Their article covers the following topics:

  • a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that reversed a healthcare fraud conviction
  • a $111 million jury verdict against two blood testing labs and their sales consultants for violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act
  • a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that the U.S. government did not present sufficient evidence to find that a defendant acted "willfully" as required to support a conviction in a kickback case
  • a favorable advisory opinion from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General on an arrangement through which a pharmaceutical manufacturer offers free drugs to qualifying patients

READ: Healthcare Fraud Developments

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