Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute: Challenges, Pitfalls and Safe Harbors
The Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute are two of the most important tools used by the federal government to fight fraud and abuse in the healthcare sector. By imposing stiff criminal penalties to offenders, the government reaps favorable results in alleviating illegal activities, and in ensuring compliance from healthcare providers.
Moreover, although these laws grant safe harbors and exceptions which undeniably help compliance, providers must still be cautious to avoid challenges and pitfalls, especially in an ever-dynamic sector such as healthcare. Federal updates impacting healthcare laws, like the Bipartisan Budget Act legislation last February 2018, must also be taken into consideration.
To help healthcare providers and other affected entities prevent risks of violation, Mr. John Jones (Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP) will provide an in-depth discussion of Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute. Mr. Jones will also present substantive insights guided by the most significant and latest developments and will offer practical strategies in maximizing the safe harbor provisions and exceptions.
In a LIVE Webcast, Mr. Jones will discuss:
- Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute
- Safe Harbor Provisions and Exceptions
- Important Updates and Developments
- The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018
- Compliance Challenges and Pitfalls
- Practical Tips
Pepper Hamilton LLP
- be able to describe stark and AKS;
- describe the regulatory landscape and types of conduct that may trigger an investigation;
- identify enforcement trends; and
- identify best practices and risk mitigation strategies
Who Should Attend:
- Healthcare Law Attorneys
- Healthcare Service Providers
- Healthcare Organizations and Institutions
- Hospital Executives
- Medical Directors
- Compliance Professionals
- Other interested/related professionals
John W. Jones, Jr. is a partner and chair of the Health Care Transactions and Regulatory Practices and a member of the Leadership Team of the Health Sciences Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. He is a past member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Additionally, he leads the firm's Health Care Transactions and Regulatory Practices, Pharmacy, Acute Care and Hospitals and Health Systems Practices, Group Purchasing and Buying Cooperative Practice and Long-Term Care Organizations Industry Practices, and is a member of the White Collar and Corporate Investigations Practice Group.
Mr. Jones concentrates his practice in corporate and health care regulatory matters and has a national reputation on issues concerning the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark. He represents all suppliers and providers throughout the pharmaceutical and medical supply chains on a wide range of corporate and regulatory issues including fraud and abuse, anti-referral, reimbursement and compliance pre-and-post product launch.
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