False Claims Not Fair for Healthcare
By Shannon DeConda, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CEMC, CMSCS | April 3, 2014
The False Claims Act (FCA) is far from a new or modern construct honed against the purportedly promiscuous field of healthcare. The FCA since the late 1990s has become synonymous with the healthcare industry, a development arguably prompted by dramatic changes to the act in 1986, but that was not always the intent associated with its creation. To understand some of what could be construed as relatively recent “witch hunts” by the FCA, it is necessary to understand the origins and the true intentions associated with the legislation, as well as its various changes.
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