Prescription Audits: When the DEA or AG Come Knocking

Anticipating and Responding to Heightened Investigations of Prescribing and Dispensing Practices

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


Conducted on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will discuss the increased scrutiny of healthcare providers’ prescribing and dispensing practices by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and state attorneys general (AG) through their medical boards and other actions, and will guide counsel in preparing for and responding to prescription audits and ensuring ongoing regulatory compliance.

Description

This webinar will address the increased scrutiny being applied to medical providers at all levels who are involved in prescribing, administering and/or dispensing controlled substances, especially opiates and other abused drugs. Providers and counsel should be prepared for DEA or state AG audits and investigations of their practices and for meeting the varying record-keeping requirements, including those involved in prescribing and/or dispensing buprenorphine.

Providers should be aware of the extent to which their prescribing patterns are being "mined" by regulators through review of the various state prescription drug monitoring programs and used as a basis for further investigation. Investigations also stem from wholesaler reports of suspicious transactions.

Providers with prescription authority must comply with both federal and state drug regulations. Failure to comply—whether negligent or intentional—could result in penalties, including fines, being stripped of the ability to lawfully prescribe, and potential criminal prosecution.

Counsel and providers should understand their potential liability exposure, develop effective policies and procedures, and be prepared to encounter and respond to an audit and to take corrective steps to ensure federal and state law compliance and mitigate damages.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare attorneys discusses current trends in DEA and state AG enforcement of prescribing practices and the audit process. The panel will examine the steps necessary to prepare for an audit and offer best practices to respond when the government comes knocking.

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Outline

  1. Current trends in prescribing and dispensing enforcement
  2. Audit process
    1. DEA
    2. State AG
  3. Audit preparedness
    1. Maintaining records
    2. Policies and procedures
    3. Risk issues
  4. Responding to an audit

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What should providers and counsel expect when the DEA or state AG conducts a prescription audit?
  • What policies and procedures should be in place to ensure compliance with federal regulations?
  • What best practices should counsel and providers employ when facing a DEA or state AG audit?

Faculty

Friedman, Ronald
Ronald J. Friedman

Shareholder
Karr Tuttle Campbell

Mr. Friedman’s practice focuses on regulatory compliance, white collar criminal defense, pharmacy...  |  Read More

Rosebush, Lee
Lee H. Rosebush

Partner
BakerHostetler

A registered patent attorney and registered pharmacist, Mr. Rosebush focuses his practice on FDA, regulatory,...  |  Read More

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