Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Brian Roark answered several questions about healthcare fraud enforcement trends in 2018 for the High Stakes blog. As a follow-up to the release of the firm’s Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Review 2017, Brian provided insights on the following questions:

  • Despite deep partisan divides on virtually every other healthcare issue, bipartisan support for aggressive healthcare fraud enforcement remains constant. What factors explain that?
  • We have heard a lot in the news about the Trump administration’s push to simplify the regulatory environment for business. Do you see evidence of that in healthcare?
  • What are some key areas that you expect to be under even greater scrutiny in 2018?
  • What advice would you give to healthcare leaders about the risks they face in fraud enforcement? How should new players who are trying to disrupt the industry think about these risks?

To download a copy of the firm’s Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Review 2017 report, click here.