Law360, New York (June 16, 2010, 5:39 PM ET) -- The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) brings substantial and sweeping changes to existing health care law for all types of providers. This article is intended to provide a brief overview of several areas of change which are of particular significance to physicians.
Expanded Fraud and Abuse Liability
The PPACA significantly expands physicians’ potential fraud and abuse liability, making it essential that physicians have in place effective programs to prevent and identify fraud.
Section 6402 of the act establishes new requirements for reporting and returning...