Spring 2022 Course Schedule

False Claims in the Healthcare Industry (Compressed, Online) (LAW-719B1-001)
Erica Kraus

Meets: 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM (S)

Enrolled: 19 / Limit: 20

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Live class time over Zoom on Saturdays March 19th and April 2nd from 9-2 ET (with 30 minutes of break each day) coupled with 3 hours of async teaching time.


The civil False Claims Act was initially developed during the Civil War in response to war profiteering by military contractors who attempted to defraud the government. After many years and significant amendments along the way, the False Claims Act has become a very powerful fraud and enforcement tool for the government in its effort to combat fraud, waste, and abuse - especially in the health care and pharmaceutical industries. This course will review the elements of the False Claims Act and consider enforcement, compliance, defense strategies, and qui tam provisions with an emphasis on health care and pharmaceutical applications. The teaching strategies for this course will include readings, lecture, group discussions and mock hypothetical exercises.

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First Class Readings

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