We wrote an article examining recent enforcement actions by the government within the long-term care industry for McKnight’s Long-Term Care News. In the article, we point out that “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.”

We also 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.