After years of investigation and litigation, and on the eve of a highly anticipated trial, the government abandoned its FCA case against ManorCare, the nation’s second-largest operator of skilled nursing homes and assisted living centers. In a joint motion filed on November 8, 2017, the government announced that it would move for dismissal with prejudice of U.S. ex rel. Ribik v. HCR ManorCare Inc., No. 1:09-cv-00013 (E.D. Va.). The move marks an unexpected victory for ManorCare and a significant defeat for the government, which was seeking to recover over $500 million in damages and fines in the case.
Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to provide its annual Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Review, which highlights significant enforcement trends and legal developments, discusses recent cases and settlements affecting the healthcare industry, and provides an outlook on what lies ahead in 2015.
During the previous year, Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys have represented virtually every type of provider in the healthcare industry in civil and criminal healthcare fraud investigations and related litigation. We have incorporated this experience into our Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Review for the benefit of our clients and friends and hope that the Review will be a valuable resource for healthcare providers facing complex compliance and fraud and abuse-related issues.
The Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Review offers a concise discussion and analysis of such topics as:
- False Claims Act Update
- Noteworthy Healthcare Settlements
- Pharmaceutical and Device Developments
- Medicare Contractors and Related Litigation
- Stark/Anti-Kickback Statute Developments
If you have any questions about the Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Review or other healthcare fraud and abuse issues, please contact one of the authors.