July 7, 2022
By Joshua Robbins, Sanjay Bhandari and Ryan Stasell
When health care providers try to help patients get the care they need through innovative treatments or operations, that’s a good thing, to be encouraged. When they act corruptly to profit at patients’ expense, that’s a bad thing, and perhaps a crime.
While the line between the two should be clear, it often is not, as complex regulatory schemes intersect with criminal law to threaten dire consequences for health care providers who stray outside of technical and sometimes arbitrary rules. Fortunately, the U.S. Supreme Court recently struck a blow for clarity and freedom to operate in heavily regulated fields like health care.
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