S. Lawrence Kocot Quoted in “Medicare Is Doing More to Police Advantage and Part D Lapses, But Does It Matter?”

Modern Healthcare

S. Lawrence Kocot, Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in Modern Healthcare, in “Medicare Is Doing More to Police Advantage and Part D Lapses, But Does It Matter?,” by Bob Herman.

Following is an excerpt:

A vast majority of the CMS' actions originate from auditors combing through the insurers' business, said Larry Kocot, an attorney at Epstein Becker Green who works with Medicare Advantage companies. Those audits, he argues, have shortcomings.

“Auditors can be subjective and sometimes just plain wrong,” said Kocot, a former CMS senior adviser. “CMS is looking for systematic deficiencies, but sometimes it doesn't work out that way. And even the best-run plans will pay the price from a bad audit.”