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What’s Lurking in Your Lab? Legal Risks for Hospital Laboratories

Most health-care lawyers are accustomed to monitoring the high profile areas of regulatory enforcement in health care. However, many hospital lawyers, whether in-house or outside counsel, are unaware of the potential...more

10/23/2015 - Certificates of Compliance Civil Monetary Penalty CLIA Clinical Laboratory Testing CMS Diagnostic Tests FDA Healthcare HHS Hospitals Laboratories Laboratory Developed Tests Medicaid Medicare Sanctions

Mintz Levin Health Care Qui Tam Update: Recently Unsealed Whistleblower Cases: October 2015

Trends & Analysis: ..We have identified 15 health care–related qui tam cases that were unsealed since our last Qui Tam Update. Of those, 12 were filed from 2012 to the present. All but two cases had been pending more...more

10/9/2015 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Corporate Integrity Agreement Declination DOJ Employees False Claims Act (FCA) Former Employee Healthcare Healthcare Fraud Kickbacks Medicaid Medicare OIG Overpayment Qui Tam Relators Settlement Social Security Act Stark Law State False Claims Acts Whistleblowers

Mintz Levin Health Care Qui Tam Update - July 2015

Trends & Analysis - ..We have identified 36 health care–related qui tam cases that have been unsealed since the cases covered in our last Qui Tam Update. Of these cases, eight were filed within the last year. A number...more

7/19/2015 - Anti-Kickback Statute False Claims Act (FCA) Healthcare Intervenors Medicare Qui Tam Settlement Stark Law Whistleblowers

Health Care Enforcement in 2015: A Look Back on 2014 and Forecasting the Year Ahead

In testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Health Care in April 2011, the now-pending nominee for U.S. Attorney General, Loretta E. Lynch, stated in no uncertain terms that “fighting health...more

1/14/2015 - Bio-Rad Laboratories Civil Monetary Penalty Criminal Prosecution DOJ Health Care Providers Healthcare Healthcare Fraud Healthcare Reform Hospitals Medicare Physicians Securities Securities Fraud Strategic Enforcement Plan

Mintz Levin Health Care Qui Tam Update - Recent Developments & Unsealed Cases: November 2014

Trends & Analysis - In the period covered by this issue, we have identified 68 whistleblower cases related to health care that were unsealed. In this Qui Tam Update, we analyze the trends and take an in-depth look at...more

11/24/2014 - False Claims Act (FCA) Health Care Providers Healthcare Physicians Qui Tam Whistleblowers

Health Care Enforcement in 2013: A Year in Review

In 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“HHS-OIG”), and other federal and state agencies continued to aggressively prosecute health care fraud and related...more

1/14/2014 - Compliance DOJ Enforcement Healthcare Healthcare Fraud HHS Non-Prosecution Agreements OIG

Health Care Enforcement in 2012: A Year in Review

Last year was another busy year in health care fraud enforcement. In 2012, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-OIG) reported total expected recoveries of $6.9 billion from all...more

2/26/2013 - Anti-Kickback Statute Compliance Criminal Prosecution Durable Medical Equipment Enforcement False Claims Act (FCA) FCPA Fraud Healthcare HHS Home Health Care Medicare Off-Label Promotion OIG Pharmaceutical Industry Whistleblowers

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