The False Claims Act Analysis

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The FBI estimates that annually the financial burdens related to healthcare fraud total in the tens of billions of dollars for the US economy. In 2014 alone, healthcare fraud totals outpaced inflation related costs and accounted for more than $3 trillion (Rooting out Health Care Fraud is Central to the Well-Being of Both our Citizens and the Overall Economy, n.d.). To expand upon the various laws which were cited in the article published by the HHS, these laws individually aid greatly in the deterrence of healthcare fraud large in part to their intended purposes. For example, the False Claims Act (FCA) protects the government from being knowingly overcharged for a good or service, the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) makes it unlawful to knowingly

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