Anti-Fraud Provisions In The New Health Care Law

Law360, New York (May 12, 2010, 12:41 PM ET) -- The recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the “Health Care Reform Act” or the “Act”) includes several anti-fraud enforcement provisions, as well as numerous amendments to existing criminal, civil and administrative laws that regulate the health care industry. Significantly for health care providers and suppliers, most of the new anti-fraud provisions are immediately enforceable, having taken effect on March 23, 2010, when the Act was signed into law.

In conjunction with recent amendments to the False Claims Act in 2009, the Health...
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