March 9, 2012
From The Dallas Business Journal

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. 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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