Fraud, Waste and Abuse isn’t a law, but the designation for a broad range of abuses, usually against government agencies. For health care practitioners that file claims with Medicaid or other federal health programs, FWA is also the designation for a broad area of compliance requirements.
Therefore, health care practitioners must know and be in compliance with all regulations that address FWA. To do otherwise is to operate at risk.
What You Stand to Lose
FWA is prosecuted under federal laws such as the False Claims Act, Stark Act and Anti-Kickback Statute. Being found guilty of fraud, waste & abuse can result in stiff civil and criminal penalties, prison time and exclusion from participation in Medicaid and other federal health plans.
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