Physician-Vendor Relationships Under Heightened Scrutiny: Avoiding or Minimizing Liability Under False Claims, Stark, and Anti-Kickback Laws (a Strafford webinar)

January 04, 2012

Federal regulators and prosecutors are aggressively pursuing allegations of improper financial relationships between physicians and vendors. Areas of concern include the use of free samples, "sham" consulting and advisory payments, physician gifts and gratuities, and off-label uses of drugs and devices. Physicians found in violation of state and federal fraud and abuse laws can face imprisonment, penalties and medical license revocation.

A panel of healthcare attorneys will address the potential legal pitfalls of common physician-vendor arrangements and best practices for staying in compliance with the law.