Federal agencies are increasingly becoming active in investigating violations of health care laws. In addition, private lawsuits are surfacing on violations of health care laws. Find a recent case where there has been a violation of a health care law, such as a case involving fraud, privacy, or security. Discuss the following:
- What tort or criminal law was violated?
- Who was the investigating agency?
- Were there civil or criminal penalties and what were the penalties?
- In your opinion, was this a fair penalty for the violation that occurred?