Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Matt Curley authored an article for McKnight's Long-Term Care News examining recent False Claims Act (FCA) enforcement actions within the long-term care industry. The article looks at cases within the last year that questioned the medical necessity of hospice and related care provided to Medicare beneficiaries. As Matt points out in the article, "[l]ong-term care providers face particular risk due to recent headline-grabbing settlements and theories of liability that second-guess care provided, often times years after the fact. By closely tracking the allegations in the enforcement actions brought against this sector of the healthcare industry, long-term care providers can take significant steps toward identifying risk areas and appropriately evaluating and addressing potential compliance issues when those issues arise."
The full article, "Enforcement Focus remains on LTC," was published by McKnight's Long-Term Care News on June 7, 2017, and is available online.