Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Lisa Rivera provided insight for the article “OIG Steps Up Enforcement Against Providers Hiring Prohibited Employees,” that was published on January 28 by Modern Healthcare. The article analyzes the rise in fines being levied against companies that hire people on government exclusion lists. According to the article, fines totaling
A former federal prosecutor and current chair of the firm’s Compliance & Government Investigations Practice Group, Lisa Rivera’s practice focuses on advising healthcare providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical device companies and other clients on matters related to civil and criminal healthcare fraud and abuse, as well as government investigations and enforcement. Lisa has significant experience handling matters arising under the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark law, and various other federal and state healthcare statutes and regulations, and counsels clients on fraud and abuse matters, internal investigations and compliance issues.