False Claims Act


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False Claims Act

(FCA) (fawls klāmz akt)
U.S. federal legislation that prohibits anyone from knowingly presenting a false or fraudulent claim to the U.S. government for payment. The act defines "knowingly" as either having actual knowledge that information is false or acting with reckless disregard of the truth or falsity of information.
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The case was brought by former UPS employee and WGW client, Robert Fulk, under the federal false claims act and the false claims acts of nineteen states, the District of Columbia, N.
The settlement also resolves a whistleblower suit filed under the False Claims Act in December 2008, by Geoffrey Willson, LTWSI's former contract manager for the project.
Under the False Claims Act (FCA), a whistleblower alleging fraud on the government may bring a so-called “qui tam” case in the name of the government, and the government or the whistleblower can bring claims for treble damages and penalties.
Future False Claims Act settlements will incorporate more managed care recoveries as states move away from traditional fee-for-service government funded health care programs into managed care and expand the utilization of managed care organizations (MC0s) in their Medicaid programs.
We are also focused on ensuring that changes in the False Claims Act are used appropriately.
But Nils Frederiksen, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office, says the commonwealth cannot join the lawsuit directly because it does not have its own version of the false claims act.
4) The DRA provides an incentive for states to pass their own legislation by stipulating that if a state's false claims legislation meets certain federally mandated standards, then the state is entitled to a 10 percent increase of any amount recovered in a false claims case brought under the state's False Claims Act.
9) Thus, while recoveries by the United States in whistleblower cases under the False Claims Act have been increasing exponentially since the Act was amended in 1986 (from $390,000 in 1987 to over $1.
One of the most common ways for the government to gain information about alleged fraud is a False Claims Act (FCA) relator.
The total amount of deductions taken by the five companies taking deductions in False Claims Act cases exceeded $100 million.