Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Danielle Sloane discussed the final rule from the Department of Health and Human Services that will potentially increase civil monetary penalties (CMPs) up to 150 percent. As Danielle discussed in the article, "the increased CMPs will give the government much greater leverage when negotiating health-care settlements." Danielle also presumes "the higher CMPs would likely bring more whistleblower lawsuits, as expected government recoveries will be much higher."
The full article, "Are Health-care Civil Monetary Penalties Going Up?" was published by Bloomberg BNA on September 7, 2016, and is available online.