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The Justice Department is doing a better job of following its own guidance on use of the False Claims Act (FCA), the General Accounting Office concluded in a new report. But the health care industry still sees the act as draconian, with some projections suggesting that 80% of all recoveries will come from qui tam suits. For more information on GAO's report, go to www.gao.gov.
See the next issue of Compliance Hotline for circuit court cases that may help reign in the FCA and advice on best defenses.