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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Some explained their dishonesty by saying they knew of other people who made false claims, so why shouldn't they?
Following the nationwide trend to combat the costs and losses incurred by municipalities from improper claims made against them, New York State enacted the False Claims Act (the "Act"), which went into effect when the Legislature ratified the 2007 New York State budget.
The two owners of a former San Diego psychiatric hospital have been found liable for more than $23 million in damages and penalties for submitting false claims to the Medicare program.
Establish written policies for all employees of the organization, including management, agents, and contractors, providing detailed information about the federal False Claims Act (FCA), including federal administrative remedies, any state laws pertaining to criminal or civil penalties for false claims and statements, and whistle-blower protections under such laws.
The False Claims Act, which is enforced by the Department of Justice, permits whistleblowers to file suits (called qui tams) on behalf of the United States against those who defraud the government, then allows whistleblowers to share in the resultant recoveries.
Some of the most frequently prosecuted include false statements, false claims, mail fraud, health care fraud and the multiple inchoate offenses of conspiracy.
As in earlier editions, this text is designed to introduce and critically comment on the False Claims Act by discussing every significant False Claims Act decision.
For five of the 15 settlements for which companies deducted some or all of their False Claims Act settlement payments, companies reported that language in their settlement agreements was a rationale for the deductions, although the Department of Justice said that such language did not pertain to tax deductibility.
A CIVIL servant defrauded the Department of Social and Family Affairs for A24,000 by making false claims at work on behalf of her brother and husband, a court heard yesterday.
They are particularly concerned about some sales staff making false claims about links to the emergency services or charities.
County Durham's head of trading standards Philip Holman warned of telesales companies making false claims about links to emergency services or charities.