Archived Webinar

Monitoring and Auditing the Highest Compliance Risk Area: Physician Arrangements

February 21, 2020 - 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).

Speakers:

Richard Kusserow Richard P. Kusserow, Chief Executive Officer

Richard P. Kusserow established Strategic Management Services, LLC to assist health care organizations develop, implement and assess compliance programs. Mr. Kusserow has worked with health care organizations to conduct compliance program effectiveness evaluations, deliver advisory s...

Jennifer Elko, Senior Consultant

Jennifer Elko is an attorney licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin, certified in Healthcare Compliance, Healthcare Privacy Compliance and in Healthcare Research Compliance. Ms. Elko has experience in health care compliance, with specific expertise in assessing provider compliance with t...