False Claims Act Primer

December 12, 2018

The False Claims Act (FCA) carries hefty penalties for those found to have violated it so even the mere allegation of an FCA violation should worry a federal grantee. However, the FCA is complicated and it can be difficult to understand what constitutes a false claim. The Supreme Court’s 2016 decision in Universal Health Services v. United States ex rel. Escobar helps clarify FCA violations. 

This webinar will cover the FCA, its potential application to private non-profit grantees of any federal agency, and strategies for minimizing vulnerability. The discussion will include:

  • The applicability and scope of the FCA,
  • Key compliance requirements which, if violated, might subject a grantee to an allegation that it violated the FCA, and
  • Risk mitigation strategies, such as the promotion of increased communication between personnel with programmatic responsibilities and those responsible for certifying requests for payment.

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Target Audience

All are welcome, but we think the following roles will find it especially helpful:

  • Executive Leadership/C-Suite
  • General Counsel
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Finance Department
  • Compliance Officers
  • Program Officers

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of the False Claims Act
  • Identify common FCA risk areas and potential bases of liability
  • Develop compliance practices designed to prevent FCA liability and address areas of potential non-compliance
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/12/2018 - 1:00pm EST
Event ends: 
12/12/2018 - 2:15pm EST


David is an Associate in the Health Law and Federal Grants practice groups, Working on a wide variety of issues affecting Federally Qualified Health Centers and other federal grantees, he assists with both litigation and transactional matters. David's primary focus areas include issues relating to the False Claims Act, the Federal Tort Claims Act, HIPAA, Medicare and Medicaid overpayments, and OMB cost principles. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance


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