Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Litigation
The phrase “fraud and abuse” is an ominous one in the healthcare industry as it generally connotes a federal or state government investigation or prosecution into alleged civil or criminal violations of healthcare laws. As any healthcare provider knows, there are myriad federal and state governmental agencies that are tasked with investigating and prosecuting suspected fraud and abuse offenders, and the punishments and penalties for healthcare fraud and abuse violations can range from civil fines to criminal penalties up to and including prison for the most serious offenses. The federal government—in particular the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)—focuses significant resources every year on investigating healthcare fraud and abuse and prosecuting offenders, particularly those who are accused of violating the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, and the False Claims Act.
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