Glossary FF – FO

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Federal financial participation (FFP) – the Federal Government’s share of a State’s expenditures under the Medicaid program. This becomes significant in False Claims Act case recoveries as the federal False Claims Act only allows for recovery of federal funds. State medicaid programs are typically funded 50-70% with federal dollars.

Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) – related to Federal Financial Participation, it signifies the percentage amount of the Federal contribution to State expenditures for services. This becomes significant in False Claims Act case recoveries as the federal false claims act only allows for recovery of federal funds. State medicaid programs are typically funded 50-70% with federal dollars.

Federal Whistleblower Law – may apply to one of a multiple of various federal and state whistleblower protection laws ranging in applicability to federal employees only, to whistleblowers with knowledge of Federal Aviation violations, to whistleblower violations that occur only within a certain state. Amongst these laws, and with the most potential reward to the whistleblower, are the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.

Federal Whistleblower Statute – may apply to one of a multiple of various federal and state whistleblower protection laws ranging in applicability to federal employees only, to whistleblowers with knowledge of Federal Aviation violations, to whistleblower violations that occur only within a certain state. Amongst these laws, and the law with the most potential reward to the whistleblower, are the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – FDA is a regulatory agency responsible for protecting the public health through the regulation of food, cosmetics, and medical products, including drugs, biological products, animal drugs, and medical devices. FDA administers the Federal Food, and Drug, and Cosmetic Act and relevant sections of the Public Health Service Act, among other statutes. Among its duties, FDA approves pre-market applications, conducts inspections of manufacturing facilities, and monitors post-marketing adverse events. FDA also initiates civil and criminal litigation to enforce applicable laws and regulations.