Federal False Claims Act
- Subject Matter: False claims
- Jurisdiction: Federal
- Citations: 31 U.S. Code § 3729 et seq.
- Summary: Federal law, also known by its acronym FCA, which prevents individuals and companies from defrauding federal government programs (including Medicare and Medicaid), and imposes steep penalties including treble damages that force the violator to pay back three times the amount of ill-gotten gains obtained as a result of the fraud and civil fines for each false claim.