Life Science Compliance Update

January

2017

Managing Medical Inquiries in an Era of Data Analytics

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Tom Gregory, Partner and Megan Ellison Manager, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Although compliance professionals tend to view Corporate Integrity Agreements (“CIAs”) as setting the basic compliance standards, in the area of medical inquiry monitoring, they appear to buck the trend by relying on data analytics. This article explores what these professionals are doing and why.


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January

2016

Not to Say “I Told You So,” But… – Using Open Payments Data to Support Corporate Liability

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By: Kaitlin Fallon, JD, Staff Writer for Life Science Compliance Update

Many in the compliance industry have warned about the possibility of Sunshine Act Open Payments data being used against reporting companies in potential lawsuits. Those days were thought to be far off. However, a recent class action case against Insys Therapeutics Incorporated, et al., shows that the future is now and that Open Payment data can, and will, be used against you. This article explores both the recent case and likely ramifications.


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January

2016

Gold Mining – The FCA and the Emergence of the Data-Driven Whistleblower

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By: Robert N. Wilkey, Esq., Staff Writer for Life Science Compliance Update

The U.S. Department of Justice’s recently announced a $250 million settlement pursuant to the False Claims Act (FCA), involving over 500 hospitals in 43 different states as the result of a whistleblower qui tam lawsuit substantiating false billing claims. At first glance this case may appear as a typical FCA case, but the fundamental role of data-driven medical evidence as it relates to life science based compliance, highlights this case is substantively more significant. The industry should take immediate notice of the increasing role of data mining and analysis as a tool in qui tam lawsuits.


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