BREAKING NEWS: HIPAA Suit Involving False Claims Act Filed
Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, serving as lead attorney, has filed a False Claims Act case involving alleged HIPAA/HITECH violations that may become a landmark case. The US Attorney General, other relevant government agencies and other defendants have also been sent the complaint. Read more…
HIPAA Violations Suit Involving False Claims Act Filed in Texas
A large case involving HIPAA/HITECH breaches has been filed, under seal (a procedure allowing sensitive or confidential information to be filed with a court without becoming a matter of public record; this means that it allows time for the federal government to review the case and make a determination as to whether or not it will become involved), in the United States District Court, South Texas Division last Wednesday, May 3o, 2012.
The case also includes False Claims Act charges, the single most important tool U.S. taxpayers have to recover the billions of dollars stolen through fraud by U.S. government contractors every year.
The alleged violations involve the improper storage, handling and transmission of PHI and ePHI by covered entities, business associates and subcontractors. Public companies are involved and other areas of law are implicated, including Dodd-Frank Act.
Watch this space as this story develops!
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