Uneven Practices in False Claims Act Settlements

AGG Partner Aaron M. Danzig published an article entitled “Uneven Practices in False Claims Act Settlements” in the February 2012 issue of the Defense Research Institute’s magazine, For the Defense. This article discussed the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG’s) insistence on requiring Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIA) when settling False Claims Act cases, even though the OIG’s own procedures allow for less onerous resolution terms. As a result, healthcare providers are required to incur increased costs because, as a required term of a CIA, they will have to hire and pay for an Independent Review Organization to monitor the provider.