The Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced the recovery of $1.85 million, resolving allegations that a health care provider defrauded the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
The False Claims Act (FCA) is a powerful tool that allows the government to recoup public funds diverted through fraud, waste, and abuse. Under the FCA, whistleblowers who uncover fraud can bring a civil action on behalf of the government and share in any recovery.
This most recent settlement involves allegations that a health care provider altered the appointment dates requested by veterans to falsify compliance with VA wait-time regulations.
The claims and settlement discussed above are allegations only. There has been no determination of liability.