Undetected Legal Problems
These are situations in which the legal risk has already occurred but the client is not aware of the problem. This is what happened with Medicare/Medicaid fraud and antikickback prosecutions. The law was on the books for many years before the began enforcement. Many medical care institutions and practitioners were involved with questionable practices that were going on for years, which suddenly posed significant legal risks. Detecting such problems is important, even if the client does not want to hear the bad news, because the client’s failure to comply will be detected and penalized eventually.