Physician-Vendor Relationship Compliance: Minimizing False Claims, Anti-Kickback Risks
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide healthcare attorneys with a review of the legal pitfalls of commonly used and emerging physician-vendor arrangements. The panel will recommend best practices for complying with federal and state fraud and abuse laws.
- Current areas targeted for enforcement
- Potential pitfalls of common physician-vendor arrangements
- FCA violations
- AKS violations
- Other federal law violations
- State law violations
- Compliance best practices
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What common physician-vendor arrangements can lead the government to suspect and investigate possible False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback violations?
- What steps should physicians take in their dealings with vendors to avoid allegations of fraud?
- How should counsel for physicians and vendors respond if they are targeted for investigation?
Elizabeth A. Mulkey, Esq.
Arnall Golden Gregory
Ms. Mulkey focuses her practice on regulatory and compliance matters for healthcare and life sciences clients. She... | Read More
Ms. Mulkey focuses her practice on regulatory and compliance matters for healthcare and life sciences clients. She provides guidance to healthcare providers on federal and state issues, including licensure, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, federal “Sunshine Law” compliance, and regulatory due diligence for healthcare transactions. Ms. Mulkey advises pharmaceutical, medical device, food, and cosmetic companies on FDA compliance.Close
Robert S. Salcido
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Mr. Salcido represents Fortune 500 companies, major nonprofit health care systems, and executives in responding to... | Read More
Mr. Salcido represents Fortune 500 companies, major nonprofit health care systems, and executives in responding to governmental civil and criminal investigations, conducting internal investigations, defending lawsuits filed under the False Claims Act and defending wrongful retaliation lawsuits brought by alleged whistleblowers. He also provides counseling regarding the application of health care fraud and abuse laws.Close
John R. Washlick
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Mr. Washlick focuses his practice on healthcare transactions and corporate compliance. He is Co-Chair of the... | Read More
Mr. Washlick focuses his practice on healthcare transactions and corporate compliance. He is Co-Chair of the firm’s Health Care Industry Team. Mr. Washlick has as experience in structuring, negotiating and documenting a variety of complex business transactions, including M&As, joint operating agreements, joint ventures, clinical co-management agreements, academic and clinical affiliations, and contractual relationships among providers and with third-party payors. He is also a recognized authority on federal income tax issues involving tax-exempt organizations and the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law.Close