A New Prosecutorial Model For Health Care Fraud

Law360, New York (July 5, 2012, 12:50 PM EDT) -- A likely unnoticed June 13, 2012, durable medical equipment and forfeiture indictment in the Nashville Division of the Middle District of Tennessee signals the first of what could become a new model of future federal health care fraud prosecutions. The indictment is the first to be brought under an innovative joint initiative between the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and the United States Department of Justice.

The new initiative builds upon the unprecedented and continuing success of the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team ("HEAT") initiative, which has seen well over 1,000...

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