Healthcare providers are often tempted to underreport hospital acquired infection (HAI) rates because of the financial risk associated with penalties for what is deemed poor performance. Underreporting HAI rates with the intent to obtain bonuses or avoid penalties—or reporting them incorrectly due to ignorance on your part—can result in penalties under the False Claims Act (FCA).
Get clear about HAI reporting requirements, FCA liability and more in this insightful webinar by health law attorney Laura Darden. Darden will walk you through the elements of the False Claims Act and the factors that affect the believability of HAI data reported to the NHS network. She will explain what Escobar is, and how its holding connects to the challenges for correct HAI reporting. Darden will discuss the current case law to help you understand implied certification more clearly. She will also show you how to encourage transparency, continue dialogue within the industry, and unlink financial incentives from reporting requirements.
After attending this session, you will be able to identify HAI reporting requirements and the factors that affect believability of reported HAI rates. Plus, you will be able to articulate the FCA liability element of implied certification connected to HAI underreporting.
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Who Should Attend
Following the live presentation, the instructor will conduct a Q&A period during which you may ask questions and solicit solutions for your unique situation.
Laura Darden is a health law attorney who holds an LLM from Loyola University Chicago, JD from Georgia State University College of Law, MSN from Emory University, and BS from the Johns Hopkins University. She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings as a nurse and a nurse practitioner, including the Atlanta VAMC and the National Institutes of Health. She currently holds a faculty position at Georgia Baptist College...
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