Monday, October 16, 2006

AHLA, Matyas & Valiant score with new edition of fraud and abuse classic

I wouldn't want to guess how many thousands of health lawyers have turned to one of the first two editions of Legal Issues in Healthcare Fraud and Abuse by David Matyas (who joined in on the 2nd edition) and Carrie Valiant, both of the Washington, D.C., office of Epstein, Becker & Green. Since its publication by AHLA in 1994, LIHFA has served as a primer on fraud and abuse issues for the newly minted healthcare lawyer and a quick desk reference for anyone looking for a leg up in his or her research on a specific issue.

The third edition has just been published, and I'm happy to report that it is a worthy successor to the first two editions. For a book that comes in at just under 500 pages, it is surprisingly comprehensive. It also doesn't scrimp on historical background and policy analysis and includes a useful chapter on the ethical and legal aspects of representing healthcare organizations in fraud and abuse matters.

Strong "buy" recommendation.
posted by tommayo, 5:52 AM

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