In a recent article by Peter Katz, Esq., “Medicare Fraud Strike Force: Past, Present and Future,” he noted, “The last four and a half years have seen a meteoric rise in healthcare fraud prosecutions around the country, primarily due to the Medicare Fraud Strike Force. Its ability to blend investigative and prosecutorial techniques, act quickly and decisively, and dismantle ever changing fraud schemes has created a model that is not only likely to be around for many years to come, but also be copied in other industries as well.” (Peter Katz, Esq., Berkeley Research Group, New York. Fraud & Abuse, 1:1, 2012, American Health Lawyers Association Fraud & Abuse Practice Group)
The iProtean Governance course Compliance offers board members a detailed look at the components of compliance. It features Monte Dube, Esq., Anjana Patel, Esq., Robin Nagele, Esq., and Anne McGeorge who discuss regulatory and legal requirements for hospitals, federal and state compliance laws, the board’s role in ensuring compliance, and the IRS Form 990.
Compliance has become a major issue for many healthcare organizations, and the health reform law creates additional pressure. Through the Accountable Care Act, the federal government now has billions of new dollars to combat fraud and waste within the Medicare system. (Anjana Patel, Esq., Sills Cummis & Gross)
Local, state and federal laws of many types apply to the operation of your hospital. Whether it’s the EPA overseeing your underground storage tanks, the federal communications commission on your helipad radio, all the way to the Stark and fraud and abuse laws, your board needs to be aware of this regulatory milieu. (Monte Dube, Esq., Proskauer)
Much of the actual compliance work of a board can be delegated to the audit and compliance committee. In addition to the audit responsibility, this committee is responsible for compliance with the myriad federal and state laws and regulations. (Robin Nagele, Esq., Post & Schell)
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iProtean Symposium & Workshop
Mark the Date!! October 10 – 12, 2012 at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA. Faculty: Barry Bader, Dan Grauman, Marian Jennings and Brian Wong, M.D. For more information, click here.
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