Jeb White on Low Hanging Fruit, Boxed Fruit and Health Care Fraud
Corporate Crime Reporter
February 19, 2012
In this article, Nolan Auerbach & White Partner, Jeb White, provides commentary on the government’s high standards when it comes to intervening in health care fraud whistleblower cases under the False Claims Act. “The False Claims Act gives the government a chance to look at the case to decide whether or not they are going to intervene in the action. And because of that, the government has to be selective. They don’t want just low hanging fruit. They want boxed fruit,” said White. Only 100 cases are settled every year – and 75 percent of the dollar recoveries are from health care fraud cases.