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Justice Department sheds light on limiting False Claims Act damages
Modern Healthcare

The Justice Department on Tuesday gave companies new guidance to obtain greater leniency in False Claims Act investigations and limit their potential liability.

False Claims Act cases in the healthcare industry grew to 506 in 2018 from 291 in 2008, and companies and physicians shelled out $2.5 billion in FCA settlements and judgments in fiscal 2018, making them a potentially costly concern.