“On February 3, 2017, the DOJ announced that FCA penalties will once again be increasing effective immediately. The penalties will continue to be adjusted each year to reflect changes in the inflation rate, required to be done no later than January 15th of every year.”

 

Minimum per claim is increasing from $5,500 to $10,781.

 

Maximum per claim is increasing from $11,000 to $21,563

 

“Trends signal that in 2017, the DOJ will continue its rigorous FCA enforcement efforts to combat government program fraud in all industries, with a particular focus on the health care industry.”