The US False Claims Act allows individuals to sue government contractors if they have private knowledge that the contractors defrauded the government. The act was originally intended to combat fraud by defense contractors. Recently, several physicians, hospitals, and other health care clinicians have been penalized under the act for billing Medicare for unnecessary care.1 In this study, we sought to identify US False Claims Act investigations of the overuse of percutaneous coronary interventions and assess their association with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) volumes.
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Howard DH, Desai NR. US False Claims Act Investigations of Unnecessary Percutaneous Coronary Interventions. JAMA Intern Med. Published online September 21, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2812
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