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Mintz’s Health Care Enforcement Defense Group Releases 2012 Year in Review

In its most recent advisory, Mintz Levin’s Health Care Enforcement Defense Group reviews the key health care fraud enforcement trends from 2012 in its Year in Review report, as it did for 2011.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) again had a landmark year in health care fraud enforcement, and the Year in Review recaps the highlights and emerging trends that demonstrate how the agencies are getting increasingly sophisticated in their fraud-fighting methods in the wake of the Affordable Care Act.

As reported by Hope Foster, Tracy Miner, Jessica Sergi, Samantha Kingsbury, and Stephanie Willis, agency actions involving home health agencies and durable medical equipment companies contribute significantly to the enforcement numbers once again, but interesting developments in civil False Claims Act cases involving off-label marketing and the rising tide of criminal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act resolutions against health care companies add more breadth and nuances to the risk areas that affect the industry.

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