Illinois fraud task force could target billing errors

Although a recently announced fraud task force in Illinois promises a "comprehensive approach" to rooting out fraud, legal experts predict the group may focus primarily on billing errors, according to the Cook County Record.

Matt Murer of Polsinelli PC in Chicago told the newspaper that although the notion of rooting out fraud is "always a politically positive or popular idea," government-run fraud task forces typically default to identifying billing errors, regardless of whether there is criminal intent. Dayna LaPlante, also of Polsinelli, added that providers should be review billing and compliance procedures to prepare for potential audits. Article