Feds may hold executives criminally accountable for fraud

Investigation of corporate wrongdoing by the U.S. Department of Justice could result in more criminal prosecutions of healthcare executives, according to a client alert from the law firm Arent Fox, LLP. Historically, most fraud cases against large healthcare providers have involved alleged violations of the anti-kickback statute or the Stark Law. But the DOJ recently indicated an intent to make corporations assist in prosecutions of crooked executives before the government agrees not to prosecute a company or enter into a deferred prosecution agreement with it, the alert noted. "Healthcare organizations and their executives should expect heightened scrutiny and should work with their counsel to take all possible steps to reduce the risk of additional exposure," the firm advised. >> Read the full story at FierceHealthcare