On the heels of the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) Criminal Division Fraud Section releasing its annual Year in Review, our white collar team published a LawFlash discussing the report, which highlights DOJ’s sustained aggressive enforcement efforts despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Topics covered include record-setting dollar figures, the ongoing trend of cooperation with foreign authorities, DOJ’s swift increase in prosecuting Paycheck Protection Program fraud, and an emphasis on corporate compliance programs as a catalyst for some of the largest resolutions in Fraud Section history. This may be of particular interest to Health Law Scan readers who are closely following enforcement and compliance trends as Health Care Fraud (HCF) enforcement efforts continue to be the driver of individual convictions. In 2020, there were nearly three times the HCF convictions as there were Market Integrity and Major Frauds convictions.
As previously featured, there has also been an increase in DOJ actions related to telehealth. For additional information on how these actions can impact various types of healthcare providers, check out our program, Fast Break: Telehealth Fraud, or our recent Tele-Tuesday post.