(Recorded Webinar) False Claims Act Primer

This webinar is closed to new enrollments. If you are interested in this topic, please see our February 2022 webinar False Claims Act and Federal Grants.

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: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
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As of July 2019, David is no longer with the firm. 

David is an Associate in the Health Law and Federal Grants practice groups, David assists in matters pertaining to litigation and compliance by conducting legal research and drafting documents that further client interests. David works on a wide variety of issues affecting Federally Qualified Health Centers and other federal grantees, including those relating to the False Claims Act, the Federal Tort Claims Act, HIPAA, Medicare and Medicaid overpayments, and OMB cost principles. 


Serving as Managing Partner of the firm since 2003, and a member of the Health Law and Federal Grants practices since 1992, Ted is a national authority in the area of federal grants, particularly in the health and community service spheres. He advises clients on all aspects of program requirements, including issues such as cost-based reimbursement, governance, grant administration, cost reporting, and administrative issues and routinely handles challenging issues such as government audits, internal investigations, and litigation. Ted's priority is to help each organization carry out its mission by offering practical, down-to-earth counsel and to ensure that legal challenges do not distract from that focus. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance


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This webinar is closed to new enrollments. If you are interested in this topic, please see our February 2022 webinar False Claims Act and Federal Grants.


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