One Beacon Street
Suite 1320
Boston, MA 02108

T 617.598.6700
F 617.720.5092


One Richmond Sq.
Suite 165W
Providence, RI 02906
T 401.454.0400
F 401.454.0404

Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Litigation

An Overview

The phrase “fraud and abuse” is an ominous one in the healthcare industry as it generally connotes a federal or state government investigation or prosecution into alleged civil or criminal violations of healthcare laws. As any healthcare provider knows, there are myriad federal and state governmental agencies that are tasked with investigating and prosecuting suspected fraud and abuse offenders, and the punishments and penalties for healthcare fraud and abuse violations can range from civil fines to criminal penalties up to and including prison for the most serious offenses. The federal government—in particular the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)—focuses significant resources every year on investigating healthcare fraud and abuse and prosecuting offenders, particularly those who are accused of violating the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, and the False Claims Act.

The Anti-Kickback Statute

The Stark Law

The False Claims Act

Health Law

Health Law




Learn more about Barrett & Singal's services in the area of Healthcare Litigation


This website presents general information about Summit Health Law Partners and is not intended as legal advice nor should you consider it as such. You should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel.

Please note that contacting Summit Health Law Partners by email, telephone or facsimile will not establish an attorney-client relationship, obligate us to act as your attorney or impose an obligation on either the law firm or the receiving lawyer to keep the transmitted information confidential. Completion of Summit Health Law Partners' new client intake protocol, including without limitation the firm’s conflicts checking process and an engagement letter, is necessary to establish an attorney-client relationship. Absent a current attorney-client relationship with Summit Health Law Partners, any information or documents communicated or transmitted by you to Summit Health Law Partners will not be treated as confidential, secret or protected in any way. If you are not a current client of Summit Health Law Partners, please do not send any confidential information to us through this website or otherwise concerning any potential or actual legal matter you have. Before providing any confidential information to us, you must obtain permission to do so from one of the firm’s lawyers. By clicking "Accept," you acknowledge that we have no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any information you submit to us unless we already represent you or unless we have agreed to receive limited confidential material/information from you as a prospective client.

If you would like to discuss becoming a client, please contact one of our attorneys to arrange for a meeting or telephone conference. If you wish to disclose confidential information to a lawyer in the firm before an attorney-client relationship is established, the protections that the law firm will provide to such information from a prospective client should be discussed with the firm attorney before such information is submitted. Thank you for your interest in Summit Health Law Partners.