Bass, Berry & Sims Healthcare Fraud & Abuse attorney Brian Roark provided a comment to Home Health Care News about the government’s decision not to intervene in the False Claims Act (FCA) case brought against HCR Manor Care’s hospice division, Heartland. In the case, a whistleblower accused Heartland of submitting false claims and statements to Medicare. However, as Brian points out in the article, Heartland isn’t “necessarily out of the woods yet; the government declining to intervene doesn’t mean an FCA case won’t go forward.”

For more about the case and the government’s decision, read the full article, “Fraud Watch: Feds Sit Out ManorCare Case, Carter Health Under Investigation,” which was published by Home Health Care News on March 11, 2018, and is available online.