Stark Law Update: Lessons Learned From Cases and Settlements

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Thu, Mar 19, 2015
60 minutes
Product Description

Recent Stark Law Updates, Cases and Settlements and the Lessons to Be Learned!

The OIG and Department of Justice (DOJ) continue to pursue, under the False Claims Act, high profile cases alleging Stark law violations despite the complexity of the law. Further, the recent settlement in the Halifax Hospital Medical Center case for $85 million demonstrates the potential extent of liability for providers. At the same time, there has been a strong uptick in reported Stark law settlements as well as increased interest in self-disclosing possible violations of the law.

There are many lessons to be learned from this recent activity. First, providers should be aware of and avoid the types of arrangements that are under the most scrutiny. Further, the court cases provide insight into how Stark law exceptions are being interpreted, how the government calculates liability, and the likelihood of settlement. Also, it is becoming clearer when voluntarily disclosing misconduct may make sense to lessen the blow of a violation.

This conference by expert speaker Wayne J. Miller, Esq. will discuss the recent cases and settlements in detail and address the lessons to be learned.

Session Highlights:

  • Recommended compensation changes to avoid Halifax-level liability
  • Avoiding Stark liability from free meals and other perks
  • How to “stop the bleeding” if self-referral violations are discovered
  • Lessons learned from recent rulings and settlements
  • Top 5 types of deals that have high risk of scrutiny
  • What can be done to avoid whistleblowers?
  • When is self-disclosure appropriate, and what’s the process?

Presentation snapshot:

  • Stark Law Overview—relevant exception
  • In-Office Ancillary terms
  • Anti-kickback Law Redux
  • Halifax case settlement and lessons learned
  • Whistleblowers can be everywhere and anywhere
  • Other enforcement activities
  • Compensation; “freebie” cautions
  • Deals that may attract scrutiny
  • Self disclosure details, considerations, and attributes
  • Additional SRDP requirements
  • OIG Self Disclosure
  • And more.

 Who should attend?

The presentation will include the following items and is intended for hospitals, physicians, practice managers, medical groups, health care consultants and medical practice and facility executives.


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About Our Speaker

Wayne J. Miller - Healthcare Compliance Expert

Wayne J. Miller, Esq., is a founding partner of the Compliance Law Group, Los Angeles, a law firm focused on health care industry legal compliance for clients nationwide. Wayne has practiced healthcare business and regulatory law throughout his 30-year career. His firm represents a wide range of healthcare industry clients throughout the nation. He is a frequent speaker for The Coding Institute national teleconferences on healthcare reimbursement, transactional and regulatory...   More Info
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