In 2016, the government demonstrated through both civil and criminal actions that health care fraud enforcement remains a top priority. In this annual webinar and the accompanying blog series, Mintz Levin’s Health Care Enforcement Defense Team will review the key government policies, regulations, and enforcement actions from 2016, and the likely impact of these trends on enforcement in 2017.
Topics will include:
- The increase in enforcement attention regarding individuals as a result of the Yates Memo
- Key case developments, including 1) the Supreme Court’s decision in Escobar and the impact of this opinion; 2) AseraCare and proving falsity in False Claims Act cases premised on a lack of medical necessity; and 3) the use of statistical sampling to prove liability
- The impact of the 60-day overpayment rule for reverse False Claims Act liability
- Notable settlements from 2016 and what they may tell us about enforcement in 2017
- The forecasted effects of the substantial increase in False Claims Act penalties