How to Stay Compliant: A Deep Dive into Recent Anti-Kickback Statute Enforcement Actions

This webinar will provide an in-depth review of enforcement actions taken by the HHS OIG over the previous two months. We will also briefly review the Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”), discuss any new safe harbors, and OIG Advisory Opinions that have been issued.

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The AKS is currently the focus of law enforcement officials. The Statute provides that the offer or payment, as well as the solicitation or receipt, of “any remuneration” in exchange for referrals of any good, facility, service, or item for which payment may be made in whole or in part under Medicare/Medicaid is prohibited.

Recent enforcement actions by the OIG, involving the AKS, raise serious concerns regarding compliance issues with hospitals, physician practices and other healthcare entities. Violations of the AKS can be the basis of actions under the False Claims Act, which can have serious consequences for health care providers.

We will provide an in-depth review of enforcement actions taken by the OIG over the preceding two months.

Why Should You Attend:

This program is designed for health care executives, physicians and other health care providers and their managers who participate in and receive remuneration from Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health care programs such as TriCare. Recent enforcement actions by the OIG bring home the realization that many activities that are common in other industries are a crime under federal healthcare fraud and abuse laws.

Hospital executives, as well as physicians and/or other health care providers, should be very concerned about the potential for the government to use the AKS as one of the prime methods for enforcing the federal fraud and abuse laws. In this webinar, you will learn about the elements of the AKS, along with any new safe harbors that you can rely on for protection against enforcement under these laws, and an in-depth review of enforcement actions taken by the OIG. This is important because healthcare fraud and abuse if becoming the focus of these enforcement efforts.

Learning Objectives:
  • Provide attendees with an understanding of the Federal AKS.
  • Provide a perspective of how the Inspector General’s (OIG) office view compliance with the AKS.
  • Discuss recent enforcement actions taken by the OIG over the past two months.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
  • The AKS
  • New Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors
  • New OIG Advisory Opinions
  • Enforcement Actions taken by OIG.
Who Will Benefit:
  • Hospital executives, particularly CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CNOs, and CMOs,
  • Physicians
  • Physician practice managers
  • Other healthcare provider executives
Instructor Profile:
William Mack Copeland William Mack Copeland

Principal, Copeland Law LLC

William Mack Copeland, MS, JD, PhD, LFACHE, practices health care law in Cincinnati at the firm of Copeland Law, LLC, where he is president and CEO. A graduate of Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Bill is a frequent author and speaker on health law topics. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, American, Ohio and Cincinnati Bar Associations. A former hospital chief executive officer, he 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.

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