. . . or at least let’s try to convict some health care lawyers.

Two hospital lawyers famously escaped conviction in the U.S. v. Anderson case (D.Kan. 1998).  And we all thought we were safe from prosecution under fraud and abuse, Stark and false claims laws.

This week, the DOJ has filed a complaint against Tenet’s former general counsel for certifying claims a while back that were later the subject of a $22.5 million settlement paid by Tenet.

It will be interesting to see how DOJ seeks to distinguish this case from the earlier one.

David Harlow