Industry donations to patient assistance charities have recently been under increased scrutiny from federal health-care fraud investigators. In this Bloomberg BNA article, a Third Circuit Court a ruling made on January 19th is discussed as an example of this growing trend. In this recent ruling, Accredo Health won when charity kickback allegations were affirmed. To many, especially JGL principal Brian Markovitz, this is an important example for other whistleblowers to learn from. Markovitz said the litigation showed whistleblowers that the type of evidence found, a temporal link between Accredo’s donations and Medicare claims, was enough to survive a motion to dismiss and enter the litigation discovery process.
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In his practice, Markovitz serves clients from a variety of industries including government, construction, healthcare, and many more. His clients trust him to help them during their most desperate times, and they appreciate his dedication to correcting injustices that have a tremendous impact on their lives. Markovitz brings an individualized and holistic approach to every case, taking into account each client’s distinct needs and goals in resolving the dispute. His goal isn’t just to win the case – it’s also about helping each client in every way he can.