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Health Care Enforcement Review & 2017 Outlook


Date: January 25, 2017

Time: 8:00AM - 9:00AM

Location: Webinar


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



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Eoin P. Beirne


Eóin P. Beirne is a white collar defense lawyer at Mintz. He guides clients from a wide range of industries through investigations and enforcement proceedings and represents them in state and federal courts. Eóin handles matters related to health care fraud, public corruption, and insider trading.

Hope S. Foster


Hope regularly defends health care companies in governmental investigations and ensuing cases, conducts internal investigations, and advises providers and manufacturers regarding enforcement issues.
Karen advises industry clients on regulatory, transactional, operational, and enforcement matters. She has deep experience handling FCA investigations and qui tam litigation for laboratories and diagnostics companies.