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 2021, the Report confirms the enormous power of the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act in the battle against Healthcare Fraud:
$68 billion recovered since 1986, of which approximately 70% was recovered via qui tam actions. Of the $68 billion recovered under the False Claims Act since 1986, approximately $48 billion involved fraud on Medicare, Medicaid, and other healthcare programs.
- $8.0 billion in relator share awards paid to successful whistleblowers since 1986. Of that amount, heathcare qui tam whistleblowers have received awards totaling $6.2 billion.
- 14,595 qui tam actions filed since 1986. Roughly 600-700 new qui tam cases are filed each year.
- 8,934 healthcare qui tam actions filed since 1986.
Nolan Auerbach & White attorneys have vast experience prosecuting qui tam lawsuits, often working with the Department of Justice in the investigation and/or litigation stages of the lawsuits. Our cases are limited to FCA violations regarding federal healthcare programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE. These cases have the extra benefit of deterring fraud that puts patients at risk and increases government program healthcare costs.