RRB releases final rule doubling fraud penalties

Published: May 11, 2016

RRB_seal_150pxThe Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has released an interim final rule doubling penalties to health providers who submit false claims on a railroader’s behalf.

Under the rule, the minimum penalty per false claim increases from $5,500 to $10,781. The maximum penalty per false claim increases from $11,000 to $21,563.

The rule takes effect August 1, 2016. The public has until July 1, 2016, to comment on the rule.

Click here to read the rule published in the Federal Register.