WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE:
This webinar is designed for hospital and health system governing boards, CEOs, senior executives, compliance officers, medical staff and other leaders with governance responsibilities.
Trustees play a significant role in the transformation of healthcare and must demonstrate strong leadership to navigate through the challenges their organizations are confronting. The future of healthcare is still largely unknown, and the range of board responsibilities is broad. Hospitals and health systems need dedicated and knowledgeable individuals who are willing to commit their time, expertise, experience and leadership to the hospital, its mission and the community. This webinar series will provide participants with the tools to become more effective in their board service. Participants will receive guidance related to governance obligations, legal risks, fiduciary responsibility, privacy and patient security risks, civil rights responsibilities, and healthcare fraud and waste. The speakers will provide valuable expertise on the legal aspects of board responsibilities.
SESSION FOUR: DECEMBER 10: Medicare Fraud and Abuse
Hospital board members are charged with overseeing their hospital’s compliance with applicable laws. The most challenging and threatening laws governing hospitals are designed to protect the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. What is fraud and abuse in this context? What are kickbacks anyway, and why is everyone always talking about Stark? In this session, board members will learn about major enforcement provisions and penalties that may be imposed for violating them.
- Describe the compliance committee’s usual activities to avoid liability for fraud and abuse;
- List the principal statutory schemes designed to eliminate Medicare fraud and abuse; and
- Identify the questions board members should ask to confirm compliance is top priority.
MEET YOUR FACULTY:
Barbara E. Person primarily represents healthcare clients, concentrating on corporate compliance, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, Medicare fraud and abuse, EMTALA, physician practice and other health business acquisition, medical staff issues, tax exemption, practitioner licensure and sanctions, physician contracts, pharmacy, and nonprofit corporations. Person is a frequent lecturer to many organizations, including the American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys, the Nebraska Hospital Assoc., the Iowa Hospital Assoc., the Healthcare Financial Management Assoc., the Nebraska Mental Health Assoc., the Nebraska Assoc. of Medical Staff Services and Nebraska Continuing Legal Education, Inc.