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State False Claims Act review page from HHS OIG

The Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services has announced the creation of a state False Claims Act review page.

The page states:

“As enacted by section 6031 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, section 1909 of the Social Security Act (Act) provides a financial incentive for States to enact false claims acts that establish liability to the State for the submission of false or fraudulent claims to the State’s Medicaid program. If a State false claims act is determined to meet certain enumerated requirements, the State is entitled to an increase of 10 percentage points in its share of any amounts recovered under a State action brought under such a law.”

The state law must meet certain requirements, enumerated at the HHS OIG website.

The page lists those states whose False Claims Acts have been reviewed by the OIG and provides a link to the letter setting forth the findings.

As of today, the following states’ laws have been reviewed: California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Tennessee, and Texas.

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