Health Care, Qui Tam Actions and the False Claims Act

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February 8, 2008

Briggs and Morgan shareholders John M. Degnan and Sally A. Scoggin author "Staying True to the False Claims Act" for the debut of Medical Law, a new insert by the publisher of Minnesota Lawyer. This article appeared Feb. 8, 2008.

The authors examine the federal government's increased scrutiny of the use (and abuse) of federal dollars, specifically targeting the health care industry where there have been a number of active investigations in recent years. Discussion covers the False Claims Act and its qui tam provisions, recent court outcomes and multi-million dollar recoveries, and the importance of compliance programs.

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Degnan is an accomplished trial lawyer who regularly represents hospitals and members of the medical community in professional matters. He has more than 30 years of experience handling medical malpractice and other health care-related claims, including qui tam actions.

Scoggin is a litigator and counselor in the employment and health care areas. She has represented health care organizations for many years in connection with employee agreements, privacy, medical staff issues, policies, and training. Sally has also represented management in retaliation and qui tam claims.