The Nuts and Bolts of Filing a Whistle blower Lawsuit Under The False Claims Act

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  • 60 minutes

The session will provide an overview of the Federal Civil False Claims Act (FCA) and how it works. It will also show how to file a Complaint under the FCA, what is required and how violation of other federal laws can form the basis for an action under the Act. We will start with a review of the Federal False Claims Act and discuss how it works.

The webinar will take the Federal False Claims Act apart and show step by step how an action is filed, how the government responds and how the courts interpret various elements of the Act. We will discuss proof, damages under the Act and how the whistleblower is rewarded for bringing a successful case.

Join this session by expert speaker William Mack Copeland, where he will discuss proof, damages under the Act and how the whistleblower is rewarded for bringing a successful case.

Session Highlights:

A review of the Federal False Claims Act

  • Overview and history

o How it works

o Proof requirements

o Pleading requirements and damages

  • How the fraud provisions of the Affordable Care Act are enhancing enforcement under the FCA.

  • How the FCA is being used as an enforcement tool by the federal enforcement authorities

  • Anti-Kickback Statute(AKS)

  • Stark Law

  • A review of recent cases involving the False Claims Act showing what is needed to be a successful relater (the plaintiff in a whistle-blower action)

Why You Should Attend:

This session is designed for hospital executives, employees, contractors, and suppliers, as well as physicians and other health care provider employees, contractors and suppliers who potentially have evidence of false claims and who desire to bring an action under the FCA. It will also provide guidance to attorneys and consultants who advise them. Recovery under the FCA last year resulted in over $4.9 billion being recovered for the federal government, $59 billion since the law was revised to make it more relator friendly in 1986.

Who Should Attend:

Anyone who potentially has evidence of a false claim, particularly Hospital, nursing home, and other healthcare provider employees, contractors and suppliers.

This would include but not be limited to:

  • Hospital executives

  • Physicians

  • Physician practice manager

  • Other healthcare provider executives

  • Medical Staff Officers

  •  Medical Support Staff

  • Compliance Officers

  • Attorneys representing health care providers and practitioners who want to understand how the FCA works.

*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session

** You can buy On-Demand and view it as per your convenience

William Mack  Copeland

William Mack Copeland

William Mack Copeland, MS, JD, PhD, LFACHE, practices health care law in Cincinnati at the firm of Copeland Law, LLC. He is also president of Executive & Managerial Development Group, a consulting entity providing compliance and other fraud and abuse related services. A graduate of Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Bill is a frequent author and speaker on health law topics. Copeland is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, American, Ohio and Cincinnati Bar Associations and is a life fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. A former hospital chief executive officer, he was awarded the American College of Health Care Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award in 2007.

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