Monitoring and Auditing the Highest Compliance Risk Area: Physician Arrangements
Webinar Date/Time: February 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST
The number one health care enforcement priority for both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) involves physician arrangements with referral sources that implicate the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Laws. Health care organizations should conduct ongoing monitoring and auditing of all physician arrangements to ensure they are compliant with both laws. But where should they begin?
Learn how to properly conduct ongoing monitoring and independent auditing of the systems and process supporting physician arrangements in our complimentary webinar presented with Wolters Kluwer on Thursday, February 21st at 1:00 PM EST. We will review the four pillars that support legitimate arrangements, and suggest best practices for implementing and auditing physician compensation arrangements. We will also highlight methods to minimize liability exposure and penalties, including conducting compliance audits, instituting policies, and establishing ongoing monitoring and reviews.
Strategic Management’s compliance experts will provide an overview of topics including:
- Common origins of settlements
- Overview of Anti-Kickback Statute & Stark Laws
- Standards for regulatory exceptions/safe harbors
- Recent enforcement trends and Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs)
- Differences in monitoring and auditing processes
- Process for turning DOJ cases over to the OIG
Don’t forget to join the Q&A session at the end of the webinar to hear additional input on this important aspect of compliance.
This education activity has been submitted to HCCA and has been approved or is currently pending approval for Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Richard Kusserow, CEO of Strategic Management, previously served as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General for 11 years. His time in this role included issuing the Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors Rules and passing and implementing the Stark Laws. Mr. Kusserow has published eight books and numerous journal articles related to health care compliance, and he is regarded as an expert in the health care industry. Under Mr. Kusserow’s direction, Strategic Management’s compliance experts have assisted thousands of health care organizations with compliance and ethics services. Mr. Kusserow also has a compliance blog published by Wolters Kluwer—Kusserow on Compliance: Perspectives from a Former Inspector General. Read his full bio here.
Jennifer Elko, JD, CHC, CHPC, CHRC, is a Senior Consultant at Strategic Management. One of her specialties includes compliance program effectiveness evaluations with a focus on physician arrangement processes and systems. Ms. Elko’s previous engagements have included drafting Independent Review Organization reports and conducting independent evaluations required under CIAs. She has also been involved in reviewing physician arrangements for compliance with the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law. Read her full bio here.