Investigators target fraud that exploits rural hospitals

Modern Healthcare: The COVID-19 financial crunch will likely lead to more healthcare fraud as new management companies of cash-strapped providers try to avoid closure, legal experts said.

A spate of bankruptcies is expected this fall as small hospitals that can't weather COVID-19's margin compression restructure. There will be opportunistic buyers who toe the threshold between maximizing reimbursement and fraud, legal experts said, and they expect an uptick in fraudulent activity.

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