December 3, 2009

Handling Potential Whistleblowers: How Providers Can Deter Qui Tam Lawsuits

Washington, D.C., partner Jesse Witten co-authored an article for BNA's Health Law Reporter titled "Handling Potential Whistleblowers: How Providers Can Deter Qui Tam Lawsuits."

The biggest fraud enforcement risk facing health care providers may be lawsuits by "whistleblowers" under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. These lawsuits are frequently unrelated to actual workplace issues and are filed by disgruntled former employees to "get even" for wrongs they believe they have suffered. Jesse’s article examines methods providers can use to manage disenchanted employees, such as channeling regulatory complaints through the provider's compliance program or including certain provisions in severance agreements, in order to effectively mitigate their risk.

Read “Handling Potential Whistleblowers: How Providers Can Deter Qui Tam Lawsuits.”

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