Healthcare Fraud Investigation Strategies

Due Diligence Practices to Establish a Front Line of Defense

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Thursday, June 21, 2007

Course Materials


The investigation of health care fraud has increased dramatically in recent years due to high rates of errors and omissions in reimbursement claims. In response to a congressional mandate to combat fraud, many states have strengthened their anti-fraud laws and private insurers are implementing fraud detection systems.

Until recently, investigations have centered on reimbursements and allegations of providers offering kickbacks and other inducements to select groups of patients. Now, new areas of fraudulent activity are being investigated, including clinical research fraud, off-label marketing, and medical device fraud.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare investigations legal specialists discuss how healthcare providers can protect their interests before, during or after a government fraud investigation.



The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the best billing practices for healthcare providers to follow before a government fraud investigation arises?
  • In the event that an investigation results in a prosecution recommendation, how can providers avoid culpability and minimize sanctions?
  • What are the special ethical considerations affecting attorneys who advise healthcare providers that are under investigation?


Craig D. Margolis
Craig D. Margolis
Vinson & Elkins

He defends clients in government investigations and prosecutions, including health care fraud. He has worked...  |  Read More

William T. Mathias
William T. Mathias
Ober Kaler Grimes & Shriver

He represents healthcare clients, with a particular emphasis on fraud and abuse, corporate compliance and reimbursement...  |  Read More

Jacqueline (Jackie) Baratian
Jacqueline (Jackie) Baratian
Alston & Bird

She advises clients on general health law, regulatory and litigation aspects of the health care industry, with a...  |  Read More