Criminal Aspects of the Affordable Care Act: A Rise In Medicare Fraud and Anti-Trust

Implementation of the ACA is going to keep attorneys busy for years.  Many local law firms have already ramped up for the large up-tick in work expected following implementation.  While civil attorneys will see increased caseloads in their traditional field, in many instances they may also need to advise clients of potential criminal consequences. Compliance with the ACA will be a growing problem..  Federal health investigators have launched 112 new investigations, nearly one-quarter of those deal directly with programs authorized under the ACA.  These investigations have yet to reach Sacramento but they are on our horizon. The state based health insurance exchanges are an area which, once they are up and running, are going to be a focus for law enforcement.  The idea behind the… read more →