Compliance with civil and criminal health care laws and regulations is a crucial responsibility of organizational leadership. Government enforcement and private "whistleblower" activity is at all-time-high levels, particularly following changes to the False Claims Act, increased state enforcement activity, and emerging calls for individual accountability. The financial, reputational and personal costs associated with defending False Claims Act, and other civil and criminal investigations, can be enormous. Ensuring a thoughtful, appropriate, and strategic response to allegations of improper conduct, whether identified by the government, a relator, or through the entity’s compliance program reviews or internal investigations, is a primary concern of health care companies, their general counsel and compliance officers.
McDermott offers the Compliance and Defense Resource Center to support our clients. Its goal is to provide executive leadership, including the general counsel and compliance officer, with a trusted reference point for the latest developments on, and analysis with respect to, the interpretation and enforcement of civil and criminal health care fraud laws. The Resource Center is representative of McDermott's historical interdisciplinary approach to advising its clients on these issues --combining the deep knowledge of our trial, "white-collar defense" and health care lawyers to serve our clients.
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