TITLE

Federal employees in increasing numbers suing gov't contractors to seek redress for fraud acts

PUB. DATE
April 1997
SOURCE
Insurance Advocate;04/19/97, Vol. 108 Issue 16, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the increasing number of popular actions brought by United States federal employees against health care providers who allegedly submitted fraudulent bills, according to a report published in the `For the Defense' magazine. Statistics and economics involved; Potential plaintiffs; Expectation of more increases.
ACCESSION #
9706041646

 

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