HCN Weatherbee Resources Webinar – What a Federal Prosecutor Really Thinks about your Compliance Program

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Hospice providers are now frequent targets of US Department of Justice and Office of Inspector General investigations, both criminal and civil. The main tools the enforcement agencies are relying on include the civil False Claims Act, with its whistleblower provisions that allow a current or former employee or competitor to file a complaint for alleged fraud, the criminal Anti-Kickback Statute, and other fraud and abuse laws under the OIG's purview, like exclusion and civil monetary penalties.

A hospice that can demonstrate it has implemented a robust compliance program is in a much stronger negotiating position. But what does a federal health care prosecutor really think about when considering your compliance program? Join Zane Memeger, a former United States Attorney and co-chair of DOJ's Healthcare Fraud Task Force under the Obama Administration to explore these issues.

Topics covered in this webinar include:

  • Areas of DOJ concern related to hospice;
  • What DOJ considers most important elements of an effective compliance program;
  • How a federal prosecutor evaluates a compliance program;
  • "Effective" compliance program case studies; and
  • "Deficient" compliance program case studies.