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COVID-19: CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Compliance and Potential FCA Enforcement [PODCAST]

On this week’s episode, John Lawrence, Leah Richardson, and John Rothermich discuss compliance requirements associated with federal funding provided to health care providers through the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund, as well as the potential for forthcoming enforcement actions under the Federal False Claims Act (FCA). In particular, the presenters discuss the general confusion surrounding the gradual release of information regarding CARES Act funding compliance, and ways in which providers can prepare for potential government or private party actions alleging the misuse of CARES Act funds.

 

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John Lawrence Healthcare Lawyer K&L Gates Research Triangle Park NC
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Mr. Lawrence primarily counsels healthcare clients in responding to governmental investigations and defending False Claims Act lawsuits. He has represented both individuals and companies in investigations involving the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys' Offices, and other federal and state agencies. His background also includes significant experience handling complex civil litigation inside and outside of healthcare. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Lawrence advises clients on healthcare regulatory matters, including those involving the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute....

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Leah D'Aurora Richardson Health Care Attorney K&L Gates Research Triangle Park, NC
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Leah D’Aurora Richardson is a partner in the firm’s Research Triangle Park office. Ms. D’Aurora Richardson advises academic medical centers, health systems, hospitals, hospices, and ancillary service providers, such as pharmacies, and durable medical equipment suppliers and clinical laboratories, on all areas of transactional and regulatory health law, including:

  • Responding to governmental investigations related to healthcare regulatory matters, including Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law compliance, and complex billing matters.
  • Compliance with...
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John C. Rothermich Attorney Litigation Lawyer KL Gates
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John Rothermich has represented clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigation and government investigations, with a particular focus on the defense of False Claims Act lawsuits and investigations, fraud claims, trade secrets litigation, and tax-related litigation in the health care, transportation and financial services industries. Additionally, John has obtained favorable settlements for employers in discrimination suits.

John has a varied pro bono practice, including work with the Oregon chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Oregon Legal Aid Society’s...

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