In recent years, the Department of Justice and the Office of the Inspector General for the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services have significantly increased their criminal and regulatory enforcement in the health care arena.
Now more than ever, health care providers, durable medical equipment suppliers, and other health care entities must be vigilant in ensuring compliance with federal health care program guidelines.
Fraudulent conduct can frequently lead to exclusion from federal health care programs and the specter of significant civil monetary penalties. Godfrey & Kahn has the substantive experience to assist companies in guarding against health care fraud through the implementation of proactive compliance programs, as well as many former federal prosecutors to advocate on behalf of those companies already involved in criminal or regulatory proceedings. In addition, the breadth of trial experience of our white collar practitioners ensures zealous and effective representation in qui tam actions and other litigation that may arise under the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark (self-referral) laws or similar legislation.