Corporate Compliance

Tip: Limiting qui tam liability

Compliance Monitor, May 14, 2008

One of the key features of the federal False Claims Act is the qui tam provision, which allows private citizens who blow the whistle on allegedly fraudulent conduct by a government contractor to share any recovery with the government.
Healthcare providers can reduce their risks of qui tam litigation by:
  • Fostering a culture of compliance and non-retaliation
  • Developing and maintaining an effective compliance program
  • Disclosing all known overpayments to the government
  • Enacting appropriate and effective employee practices
This tip was adapted from The Healthcare Compliance Professional’s Guide to the False Claims Act. For more information about the book or to order your copy, click here.


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