June 01, 2018

Healthcare Fraud Enforcement Trends Under the Trump Administration

Ryan O’Quinn, Ardith Bronson, and Michael Greenfield, DLA Piper LLP (US), Miami, FL

With each administration change, practitioners wait with trepidation to see how the new administration will address healthcare fraud enforcement.  It often takes up to a year or more of tracking before the new administration’s focus becomes clear.  With the Trump administration, however, healthcare fraud enforcement remains a top priority carried over from the prior administration.  Confirmation of this came early on with President Trump proposing approximately $751 million in funding to the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control program for fiscal year 2018 – an increase of approximately $70 million from the fiscal year 2017 budget – despite his budget proposal’s significant cuts to related departments and agencies.1

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