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EKRA – A Guide to the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act

Congress enacted EKRA, the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018, a law to fight patient brokering and recovery profiteering. EKRA prohibits accepting or paying kickbacks for referrals to recovery homes,...

False Claims Act Experts Celebrate the 159th Anniversary of the FCA

WLC attorney Erica Blachman Hitchings was a featured guest at the National Whistleblower Center’s 2022 False Claims Act Celebration.  Erica joined NWC Executive Director Siri Nelson, Taxpayers Against Fraud and...

Mallinckrodt Agrees to Pay $234 Million in Settlement of Our Client’s Medicaid Rebate Fraud Case

On March 7, 2022, the United States, individual states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico announced a False Claims Act settlement related to rebate fraud allegations brought by our...

A False Claims Act Relator Can Take Many Forms, Bob Thomas Explains

This past Friday, WLC Co-Founder Bob Thomas participated in a panel discussion of three False Claims Act practitioners on “The Modern Relator.”  The panel was part of the Federal Bar...

Kickbacks in Violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute: Another Hospital Nabbed By DOJ

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Hampshire announced the settlement of an improper kickback case involving Catholic Medical Center (CMC). The New Hampshire hospital will pay $3.8...

Theranos Take-Aways: The ‘Perfect Storm’ for Health Care Startup Fraud

There has been substantial coverage in the press of the criminal conviction of Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of Theranos, the much-hyped Silicon Valley blood testing startup.  Holmes was...

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