The Compliance Monthly: Fraud Emerges as Telemedicine Surges – Compliance Guidance for Telemedicine Providers

Telemedicine providers should examine the type of conduct DOJ has recently
focused on and adapt their compliance systems accordingly. Providers should also consider the
cybersecurity dimension of a robust compliance system and ensure that their network is
protected from malicious cyber actors.

DOJ Targeting Private Equity Firms in False Claims Act Litigation

The False Claims Act (FCA) has long been a powerful tool for the federal government to generate large recoveries from government contractors, including companies in the healthcare industry. In fiscal year 2017 alone, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered more than $3.7 billion in settlements and judgments in civil cases brought under the FCA.