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.
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.
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...
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