Latest DOJ Statistics
DOJ Statistics Evidence Increased Healthcare Qui Tam Filings and Recoveries
Every year, the United States Department of Justice releases its annual tabulation of False Claims Act settlements and judgments, providing a cumulative look at recoveries dating back to the 1986 FCA Amendments. As of fiscal year 2019, the Report confirms the enormous power of the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act in the battle against Healthcare Fraud:
$62 billion recovered since 1986, of which approximately 80% was recovered via qui tam actions. Of the $62 billion recovered under the False Claims Act since 1986, approximately $42 billion involved fraud on Medicare, Medicaid, and other healthcare programs.
- $7.4 billion in relator share awards paid to successful whistleblowers since 1986. Of that amount, heathcare qui tam whistleblowers have received awards totaling $5.65 billion.
- 13,281 qui tam actions filed since 1986. Roughly 700 new qui tam cases are filed each year.
- 8,082 healthcare qui tam actions filed since 1986.
Nolan Auerbach & White attorneys have vast experience in working with the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate matters involving a great array of fraud stemming from healthcare providers, goods, and services. We work with our clients to assist the Government in its efforts to recover money for federal healthcare programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE. In doing so, we seek to deter fraud that puts patients at risk and increases healthcare costs.