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AHLA Announces a New Publication to Help Health Lawyers Navigate State Health Care Fraud Law

  • September, 21, 2022

Washington, D.C. - AHLA is pleased to announce a new publication: Health Care Fraud Law: A 50 State Survey. For the first time, all health law professionals have access to a long-standing resource created by the Fraud and Abuse Practice Group in a new, convenient desk reference.

“As fraud and abuse laws often vary from state to state, health law professionals need to be equipped with the right knowledge and understanding to aid their clients,” comments David S. Cade, Chief Executive Officer of the American Health Law Association. “This new edition offers all health lawyers a comprehensive resource to help them mitigate challenges wherever they practice law in the United States.” 

The authors have distilled statutory language, regulatory provisions, formal and informal guidance from enforcement agencies, and judicial interpretations, which impact how fraud and abuse laws are applied. Health Care Fraud Law: A 50 State Survey reviews the current status of health care fraud and abuse laws at the state level and provides readers with the regulatory knowledge they need to more efficiently undertake their own research for clients.

“It is crucial for health lawyers to recognize and understand the litany of state statutes and regulations that address health care fraud and abuse,” states Matt Wetzel, Chair of the AHLA Fraud and Abuse Practice Group and Partner at Goodwin LLP. “In addition to the federal anti-kickback and self-referral laws, state fraud and abuse laws create an additional layer of complication that directly impacts how a health lawyer’s clients can operate appropriately, whether you represent providers, life sciences companies, investors, or others.  On behalf of the AHLA Fraud and Abuse Practice Group, we are pleased to offer this resource to the entire health law community so we can help tackle this complex area together.” 

AHLA extends its thanks to volunteers past and present for sharing their expertise in this new publication. Interested health law professionals can access and purchase the full edition online via the LexisNexis website.