Program Integrity Provisions of the PPACA

Meeting the New Requirements for Compliance, Disclosure, Transparency and Quality of Care

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Thursday, February 17, 2011
Recorded event now available


This CLE webinar will provide guidance to healthcare counsel on complying with the program integrity provisions of the PPACA. The panel will outline immediate updates needed to providers' policies and practices to avoid government enforcement actions and increased liability exposure.

Description

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) contains several significant new requirements related to program integrity that require immediate attention and action by healthcare providers and their counsel.

The program integrity provisions set forth new expectations for healthcare entities in the areas of regulatory compliance, disclosure, transparency, and quality of care. The enforcement provisions accompanying the program integrity requirements significantly increase providers' liability exposure.

To ensure compliance with the PPACA and avoid civil and criminal penalties, counsel to hospitals and providers must understand the full impact of the new program integrity provisions on business operations and advise their clients to immediately update and enhance their policies and practices.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare attorneys discusses recent developments related to program integrity and explains steps hospitals and providers should take now to ensure compliance with the program integrity provisions of the PPACA.

Outline

  1. Overview of new program integrity provisions
    1. Regulatory compliance
    2. Disclosure
    3. Transparency
    4. Quality of care
  2. CMS’s recent program integrity initiatives
    1. Legislation (new and proposed)
    2. MICs, RACs and ZPICs
    3. Medicaid Integrity Program
  3. Steps to minimize liability exposure

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What changes do the program integrity provisions make to the Stark law related to physician-owned hospitals, disclosure requirements for the IOAS exception, and the Stark self-disclosure protocol?
  • What are the new provider and supplier enrollment requirements?
  • What is the new deadline for reporting and returning overpayments?
  • What are the significant False Claims Act changes in the new law, including changes to the public disclosure bar?

Faculty

Linda A. Baumann, Partner
Arent Fox, Washington, D.C.

She concentrates her practice on healthcare regulatory and transactional matters with particular focus on fraud and abuse, reimbursement and implementation of Medicare’s new Part D benefit. She has handled government investigations, implemented corporate compliance programs, served as outside regulatory counsel, and conducted due diligence in connection with acquisitions and financing.

Lisa A. Estrada, Partner
Arent Fox, Washington, D.C.

She represents institutional healthcare providers and suppliers in government enforcement actions and investigations, cases under the False Claims Act and administrative litigation. Through this work, she has gained a solid understanding of healthcare fraud and abuse issues and frequently counsels a broad range of health industry clients on compliance matters.

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Health Law Advisory Board

Lowell C. Brown

Partner

Arent Fox

Ryan S. Johnson

Shareholder

Fredrikson & Byron

Karen S. Lovitch

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Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo

Gina M. Kastel

Partner

Faegre Baker Daniels

David A. Manko

Partner

Rivkin Radler

John J. Miles

Principal

Ober Kaler

C. Elizabeth O'Keeffe

Counsel

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

J. Peter Rich

Partner

McDermott Will & Emery

Donald H. Romano

Of Counsel

Foley & Lardner

Judith A. Waltz

Partner

Foley & Lardner

John R. Washlick

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Drinker Biddle & Reath

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