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Health Care Fraud: The Escalating Price of "Weaving a Tangled Web"

"Inflation" comes to fraudulent healthcare record-keeping penalties:

In addition to various civil and administrative care providers who are accused of either making false statements or engaging in records falsification, destruction, etc., whether they do so before or after a Federal investigation has been started, face the threat of incarceration for up to 20 years ... Further, given the relatively low threshold of evidence required for the Government to prove a conspiracy charge, even “minor players” (e.g., billing personnel, insurance company representatives, etc.) who become knowing participants in any act that violates [the law], “shall be fined or imprisoned.”

Indeed, these various statutes promise a tangled (and punitive) web for those who would practice to deceive.

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