With Ann T. Hollenbeck, Laura Laemmle-Weidenfeld
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law on February 9, 2018, imposes changes on health care fraud and abuse laws that appear to reflect Congress's desire to reduce the draconian threat of strict liability under the Stark Law, while increasing penalties applicable to intent-based violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute ("AKS") and the Civil Monetary Penalties Law ("CMP Law").