2021’s First-Half Notable Themes on The FCA Insider | McGuireWoods LLP
As vaccination rates rise, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reverberate through 2021. These reverberations also impacted the healthcare fraud and abuse landscape that is the basis of The FCA Insider’s coverage. To-date, 2021 has seen more than three dozen posts on topics ranging from False Claims Act (FCA) court opinions, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations, and changes to regulatory guidance under both the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and the physician self-referral law (the Stark Law). Yet it is the fraud enforcement related to COVID-19 that we could never have planned to cover when we launched the site but led our coverage these past six months. Halfway through the year, here are six notable themes in FCA litigation and healthcare fraud and abuse covered on The FCA Insider.
1. The Government Is Focused on COVID-19 Fraud
The COVID-19 pandemic prompted unprecedented support from the federal government…