False Claims Act settlements reach $750 million mark for first 6 months of 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice has settled cases for more than $750 million in under the False Claims Act in the first half of 2019. The pace and dollar amount of settlements indicate 2019 settlements are on track to exceed 2018 activity. According to Business Insurance News, “The DOJ secured most of its FCA recoveries from enforcement actions involving health care and life sciences entities. It said cases alleging violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law, which generally prohibit various types of remunerative arrangements with health care providers, continued to predominate.”