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DQA Reminds Us: No Holiday from Reporting Requirement


Posted on December 14, 2016 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

While the holidays are upon us and many are traveling over the valley and through the wood, the Wisconsin Department of Quality Assurance (“DQA”) has issued a notice reminding health care providers that there is no time off from the reporting requirements under Wisconsin Statutes §457.25(1). This statute, and several like it, apply to... READ MORE

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Seventh Circuit: E-Rate Suit Survives Public Disclosure Bar


Posted on July 29, 2014 in False Claims Act Defense

Written by: Drew B. Howk

The Seventh Circuit reversed a district court’s decision finding that it lacked jurisdiction over a whistleblower’s claim under the False Claim Act’s public disclosure bar. In U.S. ex rel. Heath v. Wisconsin Bell, Inc., the Court held that even though the Complaint relied in part upon publicly available information, the Relator’s allegations rested upon... READ MORE

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Retained Overpayments Change the FCA Ball Game


Posted on May 5, 2013 in False Claims Act Defense

Written by: David B. Honig

False Claims Act defense attorneys have been warning government contractors, particularly Medicare and Medicaid providers, of increased risks and a reduced ability to defend against whistleblower complaints since the passage of the Fraud Enforcement Recovery Act of 2009 (“FERA”). The greatest risk comes from FERA’s addition of a new kind of reverse false claim:... READ MORE

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