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October 10, 2018 False Claims Act Information

Tennessee Medicaid False Claims Act

(TThe Tennessee Medicaid False Claims Act (“Tennessee Medicaid FCA”) allows whistleblowers to sue in the name of the State of Tennessee where a wrongdoer engages in conduct that defrauds the state or local government of its healthcare dollars. This statute is designed to address Medicaid fraud. The Tennessee Medicaid FCA imposes liability on people and corporations […]
October 3, 2018 News

Firm Chair Sherrie R. Savett and Managing Shareholder Shanon J. Carson Named Best of the Bar by Philadelphia Business Journal

Berger Montague is proud to announce that Firm Chair Sherrie R. Savett and Managing Shareholder Shanon J. Carson have been named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2018 Best of the Bar: Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers.
September 26, 2018 False Claims Act Information

The Pros and Cons of Whistleblowing

If you observe actions that you believe are illegal and cheating the government, what should you do? What are the pros or cons of deciding to report that misconduct to someone – possibly someone within your company, who could fix things? Or reporting to a regulatory agency that your business […]
September 25, 2018 News

Managing Shareholder Eric L. Cramer to Speak at 12th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference in Washington, D.C.

Berger Montague's Eric L. Cramer will deliver the Welcome and Overview Address and speak on a panel at American Antitrust Institute’s (“AAI”) 12th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference. The conference will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
September 24, 2018 False Claims Act Information

New Hampshire False Claims Act

The New Hampshire False Claims Act (“New Hampshire FCA”) was first enacted in 2004. It authorizes whistleblowers with knowledge of fraudulent efforts by persons or businesses to obtain New Hampshire state funds or to avoid an obligation to pay New Hampshire state funds to file suit on behalf of the […]
September 20, 2018 Healthcare Fraud

Common Types of Pharmaceutical Fraud

Pharmacy fraud can take many forms, some of which can be very costly to taxpayers when the pharmaceuticals involved are paid for by government-funded health programs like Medicare or Medicaid. Some of the most common types of pharmacy fraud include: auto-refilling fraud, off-label marketing of drugs, average manufacturer price/best price […]
September 17, 2018 News

$750,000 Settlement Reached in Grant Fraud Lawsuit Against Texas A&M University Research Foundation

Berger Montague is pleased to announce that the Texas A&M University Research Foundation has agreed to pay $750,000 to resolve grant fraud claims under the False Claims Act. These claims were filed more than five years ago by two Research Foundation employees who worked in the compliance area.
September 5, 2018 False Claims Act Information

The Michigan Whistleblowers’ Protection Act

The Michigan Whistleblowers’ Protection Act (“WPA”), Mich. Comp. Laws § 15.361-369 (2017), was enacted in 1980. The WPA protects employees, or agents acting on behalf of an employee, who report or are about to report violations of state, local, or federal law to any public body, from retaliation by their […]
August 31, 2018 Healthcare Fraud

What are Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors?

The federal Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”) imposes penalties on anyone who, knowingly or willfully, offers, pays, solicits, or accepts remuneration in exchange for referrals or payments for goods or services reimbursable under a federal healthcare program.[i] Congress enacted the AKS in 1972, and its primary purpose is “to protect patients and […]
August 30, 2018 News

Harold Berger Receives National Lifetime Achievement Award From Marquis Who’s Who

Harold Berger has received a National Lifetime Achievement Award from Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law. This award recognizes “individuals who have achieved distinction in their profession or industry and have excelled for a period of over 20 years.”
August 27, 2018 Medicaid Fraud

How to Report Dentist Medicaid Fraud

In every state, Medicaid covers comprehensive dental services for all enrolled children. Additionally, almost every state Medicaid program provides emergency dental services to enrolled adults. About two-thirds of the state Medicaid programs additionally cover at least some non-emergency dental services for enrolled adults. See id. Whistleblowers play a central role […]
August 24, 2018 False Claims Act Information

Nevada False Claims Act

The Nevada False Claims Act (“Nevada FCA”) mirrors the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”) but operates at the state level. Enacted in 1999, the Nevada FCA penalizes people who defraud Nevada’s state or local governments. The Nevada FCA imposes civil liability on “[any] person who, with or without specific intent to […]
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