The U.S. Justice Department recovered over $2.2 billion from False Claims Act cases in 2020, $1.8 billion of which involved health care industry cases.
The DOJ has now recovered more than $64 billion under the FCA since Congress’s 1986 amendments to the act, the DOJ said in a Thursday announcement.
Whistleblowers filed 672 suits in 2020, and the DOJ recovered over $1.6 billion in these and earlier-filed suits, the DOJ said.
The $2.2 billion amount is a drop from the $3 billion recovery in 2019. But this decrease is an “anomaly,” and could be explained by the timing...