Health Care False Statement Statute: Lessons From 2013

Law360, New York (December 18, 2013, 8:31 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has continued to step up its health care fraud enforcement efforts. Data released in 2013 shows that federal authorities obtained more than 800 convictions, collected nearly $1.4 billion in fines and initiated over 1,000 new health care fraud investigations in fiscal year 2012 — a trend that is almost certain to continue. These cases come in all shapes and sizes. Targets include doctors and nurses, owners of health care-related businesses, executives at health insurance companies, and major pharmaceutical manufacturers.

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