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Create 'open culture' to address employee complaints

August 7, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Healthcare attorney Elizabeth Hogue says she's mystified that whistleblower claims filed by employees or former employees aren't met with more skepticism by law enforcers.“They feel that if an insider says it, it must be true,” said Hogue. “It seems to me there are plenty of disgruntled insiders or insiders who don't have all the information.”Traditionally, whistleblower claims are based on false or lack of documentation, kickbacks, and other issues, but...

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Legal: Keep specter of FCA present

May 26, 2015Jill Vogel

A. Part one of this two-part article discusses the False Claims Act (FCA) and its whistleblower (or “qui tam”) provision. Part Two discusses how suppliers can decrease their risk of FCA liability.The FCA creates liability for any person who knowingly submits a false claim to the government or causes another to submit a false claim, or knowingly makes a false record or statement to get a false claim paid by the government. The “reverse FCA” section of the law creates liability...

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