Strafford - Healthcare Fraud and Abuse in a Tougher Enforcement Environment
April 8, 2010
2009 was a record year for recoveries due to fraud and abuse in the healthcare industry. Recent government settlements included $100 million from one hospital and $2.3 billion from a major pharmaceutical. Clearly, healthcare fraud is a top priority for federal government enforcement.
Moreover, key changes to False Claims Act (FCA) in the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009 (FERA) expanded liability of healthcare providers and significantly extended the Department of Justice’s investigational authority.
As federal and state authorities continue to vigorously pursue and prosecute healthcare fraud and abuse, healthcare providers and counsel must scrutinize internal compliance programs to minimize and mitigate risks of FCA violations and whistleblowers actions.
The authoritative panel of healthcare attorneys examines the impact on the healthcare industry of recent FCA changes and the passage of FERA, discusses current government enforcement trends, and offers strategies for implementing and maintaining compliance programs.
Michael Paddock is speaking at this event.
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