False Claims Act Overreach in Healthcare: Patients Lose



Mark Pearlstein and Laura McLane wrote in this bylined article that “a discussion about reform is necessary” for government use of the False Claims Act to pursue Medicare and Medicaid fraud. “Particularly when matters of physician judgment are involved, a fraud statute has no place except in egregious cases,” the authors wrote. “The current, contrary reality strains the American healthcare system by increasing costs and impeding access to care, ultimately failing the patient.”