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<p>In a decision that increases the risk of violating the False Claims Act (FCA), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled recently that an organization can violate the law if it relied on “implied false certification” when billing the government for services. The hospital or health system may have provided the services, but those services were rendered invalid because the organization — by not stating that it was noncompliant — falsely implied that it was in compliance.</p>

Ruling from the Supreme Court Raises Stakes on False Claims