by Elizabeth Hogue, esq.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued "Guidelines for Taking Disclosure, Cooperation and Remediation into Account in False Claims Act Matters." These Guidelines identify factors that will be considered and credits that will be provided by the DOJ when providers voluntarily self-disclose misconduct that may serve as the basis for False Claims Act (FCA) violations, take other steps to cooperate with investigations and settlements, or take adequate and effective remedial measures.
Practically speaking, what do these Guidelines mean for providers?
The proverbial handwriting regarding Compliance Programs has been on the wall for a long time. The feds are serious about Compliance Programs, so providers must be serious about them, too.
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