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Eighth Circuit Analyzes Scope of FCA Liability Under Anti-Kickback Statute

The Dorsey Health Law blog team keeps readers up-to-date on relevant topics in the health care industry. In order to do so, the members of the blog team communicate regularly with other practice groups within the firm for applicable updates from client publications. For this post, we would like to thank Dorsey’s Scott Mah and Charles Pults for the following post on the FCA Now blog:

On July 26, 2022, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion interpreting the standard for the causal link the government must show to establish that a “false or fraudulent” claim under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) included “items or services resulting from a violation” of 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7b(g), the federal anti-kickback statute.  United States ex rel. Cairns v. D.S. Med. LLC, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 20584 (8th Cir. Jul. 26, 2022) (emphasis added).

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