DOJ has made clear that it will be substantially increasing enforcement efforts against nursing home operators, medical providers, pharmaceutical companies, and others delivering services to the elderly. Recently, Attorney General Barr announced sweeping criminal and civil enforcement measures as part of DOJ’s “National Nursing Home Initiative.” This is a response to perceived “gross abuse and neglect” allegedly found in many of the nation’s long-term care facilities.
This enforcement initiative poses increased risk for key players in the healthcare industry. This is especially true in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has profoundly impacted the elder care space. Litigation & enforcement partner Kirsten Mayer, healthcare partner Michael Lampert, and litigation & enforcement senior associate Mark Cianci will moderate a webinar on March 24 to highlight key takeaways regarding this emerging landscape; to provide practical guidance to enhance compliance; and to offer healthcare operators and investors a prism to gauge enforcement risk in this area._1590643626928