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Health Care & Hospital Law,

Jun. 20, 2024

DOJ hits record high as healthcare fraud crackdown intensifies

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has seen record highs in False Claims Act enforcement in 2023, with a focus on healthcare fraud, pandemic-related fraud, and increased scrutiny of private equity and venture capital firms alongside their portfolio companies.


The United States Department of Justice's (DOJ) enforcement of the federal False Claims Act (FCA) saw record highs in 2023 and does not appear to be slowing down in 2024. Indeed, the FCA continues to be an enforcement priority for DOJ and other federal agencies, including a new focus on third-party investors in the healthcare industry. Relatedly, federal circuit courts remain divided on interpreting causation under the FCA, an issue that may soon be decided by the Su...

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