The DOJ's New Front Against Elder Fraud In Health Care

Law360, New York (April 12, 2016, 10:59 AM EDT) -- Thomas E. Zeno

James Hafner On March 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that health care providers who serve the elderly in the following 10 states will have task forces looking over their shoulders: California, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Iowa, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Washington. Known as the elder justice task forces, these partnerships combine the resources of "federal, state and local prosecutors, law enforcement, and agencies that provide services to the elderly," with an eye toward "coordinat[ing] and enhanc[ing] efforts to pursue nursing homes that provide grossly substandard care to their residents." The DOJ said the task forces...

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