Best & Worst States to Practice Medicine: See Where NC Ranks

This interesting article attempts to rank states from least to most friendly to physicians based on several factors including malpractice premiums, medical malpractice settlements and verdicts, physician density, access to tertiary care facilities and overall health of the population.  North Carolina ranks #23 overall but notably makes the list of lowest malpractice award payout per…

Implied Certification in False Claims Act Cases – A Review of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Escobar

In Universal Health Services Inc. v. United States ex rel Escobar, the U.S. Supreme Court considered a False Claims Act (“FCA”) prosecution under the “implied certification theory”. Under this theory, when a provider certifies a claim for submission he or she is not only certifying the elements of the claim presented on the page but…