March 9, 2012

From The Dallas Business Journal, March 9, 2012

"Health care fraud cases likely to climb" by Bill Hethcock

A high-profile case in North Texas is underscoring a new fact of doing business in health care: Executives should expect more federal scrutiny as the government ramps up fraud detection efforts.

Expect to see more cases, said Jonathan K. Henderson, a partner who specializes in health care law in the Dallas office of Polsinelli Shughart PC. Legal reforms and resources available through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act give federal investigators a greater ability to mine data in search of potential fraud, Henderson said.

"The government has had all this data before, but hasn't been able to analyze it and act on it,"said Henderson. "You'll see more cases because of the government's increased ability to data mine, understand and act on its information."

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Mr. Henderson focuses on representation of physician groups, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, home health agencies, hospice agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, retail clinics and other health care industry providers and suppliers on a broad range of transactional and regulatory matters. His corporate and securities experience includes formation, financing, capitalization, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, conversions, shareholder disputes, commercial transactions, and other matters affecting profit and non profit corporations, limited liability companies, professional corporations, professional associations and partnerships in health care and a broad range of other industries.