The Washington state legislature has renewed the Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act, which was set to expire on June 30.
December was a big month for the False Claims Act.
13 cases settled under the federal False Claims Act totaling some $143 million in recoveries.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an $8 million settlement with five defendants stemming from a whistleblower complaint filed under the New York state False Claims Act. The suit alleged that SpecialCare Hospital Management Corporation and 4 other defendants, defrauded Medicaid and Medicare by illegally referring patients to unlicensed drug and alcohol treatment in exchange for kickbacks.