Healthcare Reform Law Changes Encourage Whistleblower Lawsuits

The Anti-Kickback Statute and Qui Tam Public Disclosure Bar amendments to the new Healthcare Reform Law have a direct impact on whistleblower, or Qui Tam, lawsuits that expose fraudulent activity against the government – especially in the healthcare industry – which say has been subject to some of the largest False Claim Act (FCA) settlements in history. Here’s what the amendments mean:

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SEC Makes Whistleblower Lawsuits More Profitable for Employees

New Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules now make it more profitable for employees who file whistleblower lawsuits alleging fraudulent activity. Whistleblowers, also called relators, can now receive up to 30% of the penalty imposed on employers, which in many situations can amount to millions of dollars in compensation.

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