The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 provided a financial incentive for states to to establish false claims acts that met certain requirements. If the Health & Human Services Inspector General determines that the state law meets those requirements, the state is entitled to an increase of 10 percent of its share of any amounts recovered.
The OIG has recently posted 10 State False Claims Act review letters and two audits to the website. New OIG review letters have been posted for Rhode Island, Georgia, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Modified review letters have been posted for California, Indiana, Louisiana, Florida, and Michigan.
The California, Indiana, Rhode Island, and Georgia laws were found to meet the DRA requirements, but Louisiana, Florida, and Michigan, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, and New Mexico failed to meet them. The total number of states that meet the DRA requirements is now 12 (California, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia).