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Third Circuit Adopts Implied False Certification Liability under False Claims Act

“Men must turn square corners when they deal with the government.” While Justice Holmes penned the above quote in a different context, it was recently invoked by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in its decision to adopt the implied false certification theory for liability under the False Claims Act (“FCA”). In United States ex rel Wilkins v. United Health Group, the Third Circuit joined the Second, Sixth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuits in recognizing that healthcare providers can be liable under the FCA if the provider makes a claim for payment without disclosing that it violated regulations that affect its eligibility for payment.

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