Health Law Scan

Legal Insights and Perspectives for the Healthcare Industry

We had a really fun and insightful edition of our Fast Break webinar series in June. If you didn’t get a chance to join in, the session featured Jonelle Saunders and Jake Harper discussing recent compliance guidance issued by the US Department of Justice (DOJ). Jonelle explained the reasons why the DOJ issued the guidance, how the guidance works, and some practical tips for healthcare providers in assessing their own compliance programs. The guidance can have a major impact on settlement dynamics for defendants in False Claims Act (FCA) cases and other matters, so it is important to understand the DOJ’s thinking on compliance.

We finally got to appear on camera for this Fast Break, which was an interesting experience (although a little more nerve-wracking than usual). It gave us the chance to better interact with our attendees, who asked some great questions on the topic.

If you are considering performing an assessment of your organization’s compliance program or are actively involved in a DOJ matter, the DOJ’s compliance guidance is relevant and timely. Be sure to familiarize yourself with it because DOJ prosecutors are using it as a key reference for their inquiries when assessing a company’s conduct. Being better prepared now can save a lot of headaches in the future. If you have any questions, want to learn more, or need help with conducting a robust compliance assessment, contact Jake.

Don't miss our next Fast Break on July 30 featuring Katie McDermott and Matt Hogan as they discuss the trickiest issues in handling and settling FCA investigations.