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NYSBA Health Law Section Annual Meeting Report

This year, our attorneys once again attended the annual meeting of the NYSBA Health Law Section in New York City. Dennis Rosen, the New York State Medicaid Inspector General, and Brendan Stewart, assistant U.S. Attorney and the chief of the criminal health care fraud unit for the Eastern District of New York, presented on the recent efforts and future plans of their agencies to identify and reduce health care fraud. Unlike the U.S. Attorney’s office, New York’s OMIG is an oversight agency, not a prosecutorial agency, and the difference in approaches by these two agencies to fraud and abuse were on full display. OMIG takes a broad view of compliance and abuse and emphasizes monetary savings a