Summer 2017 Course Schedule

False Claims Act in the Health Care Industry (LAW-719B1-001)
Asha Scielzo

Meets: 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM (MT) - Room C317

Enrolled: 5 / Limit: 20

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Notices

Meets from 6/12-6/13. Students may earn academic credit for up to two credits per week in the summer semester (excluding full semester courses). This course counts toward the two credit per week limit. To register, email registrationservices@wcl.american.edu.

Description

Though the False Claims Act is designed to prevent many types of fraud committed by federal contractors, it has particular importance in the health care industry. FCA cases predicated on the submission of health care claims are increasingly common and lucrative. The statute's "qui tam" provisions provide a financial incentive for individuals to bring allegations of fraud on behalf of the Government and be paid a percentage of the recovery. This course will review the elements of the False Claims Act and consider enforcement, defense strategies and qui tam provisions, with specific emphasis on understanding the impact of the FCA on the health care industry.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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This course will not use a textbook. Instead, required readings will be listed in the course syllabus. Required readings will include pertinent articles, cases, government enforcement guidance, and the like. Required readings will be accessible through on-line resources or will be posted to MyWCL.

First Class Readings

As explained in greater detail in the syllabus, students must complete certain reading assignments in advance of class.

Syllabus

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