Gary Herschman Comments on the 10 Most Significant Issues Facing Health Law in 2016

Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter

As a board member of Bloomberg BNA’s Health Law Reporter, Gary W. Herschman, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Newark and New York offices, was quoted throughout the publication’s outlook for the coming year titled “Provider Realignment, Fraud and Abuse Head List of Top Health Law Issues for 2016.”

Following is an excerpt:

Fraud and abuse concerns, driven in part by changing care delivery patterns, innovative provider relationships and challenging—and often baffling—legal constraints, made this issue the second most significant health law issue for 2016, board members said. ‘‘There are so many ambiguities in the Stark law and Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) that even health-care facilities and companies that think they are compliant may be targets for major compliance and False Claims Act (FCA) exposures,’’ Gary W. Herschman, with Epstein Becker & Green PC, Newark, N.J., said. …

Gary Herschman agreed, saying that ‘‘providing quality, cost-effective care is clearly the name of the game in the new, post-ACA health-care marketplace, and is imperative in connection with clinical integration efforts and succeeding in population health initiatives and risk-based ventures.’’