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April 04, 2017

DOJ Has Third Highest Annual Recovery in FCA History

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The United States Department of Justice has announced the fiscal year 2016 recoveries from civil False Claims Act. This article delves into the numbers, extracting those recoveries related to the healthcare industry, and comparing DOJ-brought suits versus whistleblower-brought suits.

The United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced fiscal year (“FY”) 2016 recoveries from civil False Claims Act (“FCA”) cases mid-December 2016. The total, over $4.7 billion, includes both settlements and judgments and was the third highest annual recovery in FCA history. The 2016 recoveries brought the fiscal year average to nearly $4 billion since FY 2009, and a total of $31 billion has been recovered over the last eight fiscal years. 

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