Warning to Healthcare Industry: Patient Brokering Risks

January 15, 2020.  Anyone in the healthcare industry should pay close attention to this article in South Florida Sun Sentinel: “More arrests to come in crackdown on drug-recovery industry, prosecutor vows.”  As the paper reports, law enforcement is now focused against perceived “bigger violators, namely drug-testing laboratories, pharmacies and physicians.” Up to now, “investigators went after individuals who committed a 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞-𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠.”  Ron Herman has previously warned that healthcare providers and professionals have to know the law to avoid getting ensnared in the government’s aggressive investigations, which include Sober Homes Task Forces and special prosecutors assigned to prosecute addiction recovery facilities, labs, and anyone else doing business with them. Read Ron’s published Daily Business Review article to learn about the top mistake to avoid when setting up and running your healthcare business.