Matt Curley and John Eason Examine Healthcare Fraud Enforcement in Long-Term Care Industry

June 14, 2019
McKnight's Long-Term Care News

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.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:

  1. Careful evaluation of any arrangements that involve payment that could be viewed as a kickback or referral
  2. 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.