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Supreme Court Recognizes FCA Exposure Based on Implied Certification Theory

Posted in Fraud, Waste & Abuse, Government Contracts
In a unanimous decision last week that impacts healthcare providers, vendors and health plans that receive Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements or contract with federal health care programs, the United States Supreme Court in Universal Health Services v. United States ex rel. Escobar held that a defendant may be liable under the implied certification theory under… Continue Reading

Department of Veterans Affairs Announces Shift in Trade Agreements Act Policy

Posted in Government Contracts
Earlier this week, the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) announced a seismic shift in policy that opens VA Schedule 65 IB to covered drugs that do not comply with the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. §2501 et seq.) (“TAA”).  While the VA’s prior policy prohibited contractors from offering TAA non-compliant drugs from on  a Federal… Continue Reading