Fremont, California (PressExposure) April 24, 2013 -- Professionals such as healthcare executives, physicians and other healthcare providers who participate in and receive remuneration from Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal healthcare programs such as Tricare; need to be aware of the intricacies of the way the False Claims Act works. There are several prohibitions in it under Anti-Kickback Statute (ASK) and Stark II. The ASK states explicitly that it is "illegal for providers (including physicians) to knowingly and willfully accept bribes or other forms of remuneration in return for generating Medicare, Medicaid or other federal health care program business."
At this detailed session lasting three hours, the presenter, a healthcare law expert, will provide an overview of the FCA and how it works, the prohibitions of AKS and Stark II, and their available safe harbors. He will also familiarize participants with the FCA concerns any violation of the AKS and/or Stark II can raise. The speaker will also provide an assessment of enforcement activities, showing how participants may be at risk. This session will wind up with a review of prominent recent cases and the impact these could have for the professional lives of the participants.
This session will cover the following areas:
-Federal False Claims Act (what it is and how it works)
-Federal Civil Anti-Kickback Statute
-Safe Harbors providing protection under the AKS
-Federal Physician Self-Referral Law (including a review of the designated health services
-Exceptions to Stark II
-How the three statutes interface and pose dangers for healthcare providers
When: May 14, 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
William Mack Copeland MS, JD, PhD, LFACHE, practices health care law in Cincinnati at the firm of Copeland Law, LLC. He is also president of Executive & Managerial Development Group, a consulting entity providing compliance and other fraud and abuse related services. A graduate of Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Bill is a frequent author and speaker on health law topics.
Copeland is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, American, Ohio and Cincinnati Bar Associations and is a life fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He was awarded the American College of Health Care Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent's Award in 2007.
The webinar will benefit
Particularly CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CNOs, and CMOs
Nursing home Executives
Physician Practice Managers
Other Healthcare Provider Executives
Duration: 180 minutes
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