Join Crowell & Moring for a webinar on COVID-19 and the False Claims Act: What to Expect and How to Defend Investigations, Audits, and Qui Tam Actions in a Post-Pandemic World.
The Pandemic has created new and expanded avenues of recovery for the government and whistleblowers under the False Claims Act. The massive influx of federal pandemic relief funds to small businesses, healthcare providers and other organizations; modifications to government contracts to address paid and sick leave as allowable costs; the dramatic increase in remote healthcare; and the vulnerabilities of elderly populations living in assisted living facilities or nursing homes in the U.S. generate additional bases for investigations and civil and criminal enforcement actions against companies faced with new and shifting compliance requirements in the post-Pandemic world.
The panel will discuss what to expect and how to prepare for and defend investigations, audits, and qui tam actions as U.S. companies navigate Pandemic-related changes to business operations, including:
- Provider Relief Funds & Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) Borrower Fraud
- PPP Lender Fraud
- Section 3610 Allowances
- Telemedicine Kickback Schemes
- Elder Abuse