Ethical Lawyering in the Gray Areas: Health Care Fraud and Abuse
Joan H. Krause
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law
July 28, 2010
Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 34, p. 121, 2006
University of Houston Law Center No. 2007-A-22
Few areas of health law practice present as many quandaries for the ethical health lawyer as health care fraud and abuse. While the importance of complying with these laws is clear, the application of the broad provisions to many real-life health care arrangements is not. This article argue that when exercising judgment in advising clients on these matters, the ethical health lawyer must balance the expansive language of the fraud prohibitions with detailed knowledge of relevant case law and other predictors of how the government is likely to apply them to the activities in question.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: health care fraud, legal ethics
Date posted: April 12, 2007 ; Last revised: July 28, 2010
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