The Fairness in Health Care Claims, Guidance and Investigations Act, H.R. 2931 would amend the False Claims Act (“FCA”) by requiring that regulators satisfy procedural steps before embarking on costly fraud investigations. The Bipartisan legislation, introduced by Representatives Howard Coble (R), North Carolina and David Scott (D), Georgia, would raise the burden of proof under the FCA, would except matters that do not exceed a ‘de minimus’ threshold, and would establish safe harbors for reliance on regulator guidance and implementation of model compliance programs.
The American Hospital Association issued a letter in support of the proposed legislation as well as a memo describing the legislation.
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