Whistleblower and Retaliation Claims in Healthcare: Compliance Programs, Current Political Climate, Mitigation Risks
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide healthcare counsel and providers on whistleblower and retaliation claims. Our speaker will examine compliance programs and will discuss the role of anonymous hotlines in compliance. The presentation will address whistleblowers and retaliation in light of the current political environment and statements made my leaders related to whistleblowers. He will explain qui tam actions and offer risk mitigation strategies for healthcare facilities.
- Compliance programs
- What is reported?
- How are the matters reported?
- To whom are they reported?
- Anonymous tips and hotlines
- Impact of retaliatory acts
- How can retaliatory acts be prevented?
- FCA and qui tam actions
- Additional costs
- Risk mitigation
- Best practices
The speaker will review these and other crucial issues:
- What level of anonymity does the False Claims Act provide? What protection and penalties does the FCA provide?
- What role do anonymous hotlines play in a compliance program? How should anonymous tips be handled?
- What mitigation strategies should healthcare facilities employ to reduce the risk of litigation?
Robert A. Wade
Barnes & Thornburg
Mr. Wade represents large health systems, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, physician groups, physicians and... | Read More
Mr. Wade represents large health systems, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, physician groups, physicians and other medical providers. He has wide-ranging experience in matters involving the Stark Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, and Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act. He counsels clients in developing, monitoring and documenting effective healthcare compliance programs. He assists clients in negotiating and implementing corporate integrity agreements and in documenting and defending financial arrangements between healthcare providers, including hospitals, large health systems and referring physicians, as being of fair market value and commercially reasonable.Close