This webinar will focus on the major fraud and abuse laws, including the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the False Claims Act. Mr. Wolfe will discuss best practices to minimize liability exposure and penalties, including conducting compliance audits, instituting policies, and establishing ongoing monitoring and reviews. An understanding of the fraud and abuse laws and these best practices will be critical as providers navigate their organizations through this perfect storm.
Why should you Attend: Given the substantial awards and settlements in recent Stark Law enforcement actions, Stark Law compliance has become more than just a compliance issue: it is an enterprise risk management issue. As medical groups, hospitals, and health systems pursue integration strategies and transition to more innovative hospital-physician arrangements, these organizations must manage their compliance and enterprise risk by ensuring their compensation arrangements are defensible under the Stark Law.
These health care organizations, independent, hospital and system-affiliated groups in particular, should evaluate their existing arrangements to ensure they are compliant with Stark's technical requirements and key tenets of defensibility (e.g., fair market value, commercial reasonableness, and not taking into account designated health service referrals, etc.) in case their physician compensation arrangements are ever challenged.
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