For an article in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Matt Curley and John Eason examined recent enforcement actions by the government within the long-term care industry. As the authors point out, “recent cases reinforce the notion that long-term care providers should pay particular attention to the government’s efforts to police arrangements and business practices that implicate the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and similar regulatory prohibitions.”
Matt and John provide some best practices for long-term care providers to potentially lower the risk of fraud, including:
- Careful evaluation of any arrangements that involve payment that could be viewed as a kickback or referral
- Continual monitoring of enforcement actions by the government to stay up-to-date on risk areas.
The full article, “Providers Facing Heightened Kickback Scrutiny,” was published by McKnight’s Long-Term Care News on June 5, 2019, and is available online.