Healthcare Fraud and Abuse: Rigorous Compliance to Avoid Penalties

Leveraging Lessons from Recent Settlements, Court Rulings and Advisory Opinions

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


Conducted on Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will review the latest developments related to healthcare fraud, drawing lessons from recent government investigations and settlements. The panel will prepare healthcare counsel to take proactive steps for compliance in 2014.

Description

A record-breaking $4.2 billion was recovered by the government in healthcare fraud cases in 2012. The recent $2.2 billion fraud settlement with Johnson & Johnson shows that healthcare fraud remains a top priority for the federal government.

Federal and state authorities continue to vigorously pursue and prosecute healthcare fraud and abuse. Counsel to healthcare providers must develop, implement and monitor rigorous compliance programs to minimize the risk of violating the False Claims Act, among other laws, and mitigate potential claims and whistleblower actions.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare legal specialists reviews noteworthy settlements and enforcement activity in 2013, discusses the significant false claims and healthcare fraud court decisions, and provides proactive compliance measures to take in 2014.

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Outline

  1. Fraud enforcement trends
    1. Noteworthy settlements
    2. Court decisions
    3. Advisory opinions
    4. CMS enforcement
  2. Strategies for implementing and maintaining compliance programs
    1. Designing a program—policies and procedures for detecting and preventing fraud, waste and abuse
    2. Implementing a program
    3. Training
    4. Monitoring
    5. Response to violations

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What were the noteworthy fraud and abuse enforcement actions and settlements during 2013, and what can counsel learn from how those matters were handled?
  • What are the enforcement trends that healthcare counsel must understand?
  • What steps can healthcare providers take now to mitigate their exposure to claims and whistleblower actions?
  • What are the key elements of an effective compliance strategy?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.

Faculty

Laura F. Laemmle-Weidenfeld
Laura F. Laemmle-Weidenfeld

Partner
Patton Boggs

Ms. Laemmle-Weidenfeld counsels clients on compliance-related issues, providing health care fraud and abuse...  |  Read More

Paul Weidenfeld
Paul Weidenfeld

Partner
Liles Parker

Mr. Weidenfeld, an experienced litigator with more than 50 trials and 25 appellate arguments, focuses primarily on...  |  Read More

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