The Wisconsin legislature passed a budget this week that includes a repeal of a Medicaid “whistleblower” law enacted in 2007. Modeled on the federal False Claims Act, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel notes that the Wisconsin law “has made millions of dollars for lawyers.”
The Journal-Sentinel notes that ILR has “called for overhauling the law and put forth a series of proposals. They included ‘creating reasonable whistle-blower incentives to ensure that legitimate fraud is reported, while preventing outrageous awards to whistle-blowers and their attorneys.'”
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