Trends in health care enforcement during 2012 have been significant in reinforcing the government’s fraud investigation and recovery strategies. Health care fraud enforcement will likely intensify in the post-health reform era. The enactment of new laws and regulations at the federal and state levels related to health care reform will provide the government with more opportunities to detect and seek out fraud and abuse in the industry. The government’s heath care enforcement activities in 2012 combined with new health care reform laws and regulations strongly suggest that 2013 may well be another landmark year. This advisory provides an overview of enforcement activities and the implications those activities may have on those in the health care industry.
Samantha P. Kingsbury is a Mintz attorney who focuses on health care enforcement defense matters, representing clients in criminal and administrative actions. She also assists clients with internal investigations, and she has experience preparing self-disclosures and other enforcement reports.
Hope S. Foster is a health care enforcement defense lawyer with a national reputation. She's Chair of the Mintz Health Care Enforcement Practice, where she defends clients in governmental investigations. Hope also advises health care providers and manufacturers on enforcement issues.