Thursday, February 9, 2012
2011 Year In Review Health Care Enforcement
I commend to you the 2011 Year In Revew: Trends in Health Care Enforcement recently posted by Mintz Levin on its, Health Law & Policy Matters blog. The Review, prepared by the firm's Health Care Enforcement Group, is a short though well done summary of civil and criminal health care fraud enforcement trends in 2011. For example, the Review highlights among other things, the federal government's substantially increased use of wire fraud and other traditional criminal statutes in health care fraud cases. Additionally, the Review observed that fraud investigations of durbable medical equipment and cardiac devices increased substantially in 2011. The Review also addressed the 2011 trends in False Claims Act enforcement as well, highlighting major pharmaceutical and other health care related settlements. The blog promises that the report is the first of a series analyzing 2011's trends in the area.