The Stark Law is a strict liability statue; that means even making innocent errors can land you with huge financial and criminal penalties: up to $25,000 per Anti-Kickback Statue violation, a $15,000 civil monetary penalty for each Stark violation, and even up to five years in prison!
But reviewing - not to mention understanding - the 600+ pages of new CMS and OIG final rules without legal help is nearly impossible.
During this webinar, the presenter will breakdown the new rules in Plain English and walk you through each of the new requirements you must meet.
She'll give you to proven strategies to fix your risk areas and prevent your practice from doling out thousands of dollars in fines for your referral policies, care coordination, business agreements, compensation arrangements, and other financial management.
Why you should Attend: Physicians, health care providers, practice managers and anyone who works in for or with a medical practice of any kind can gain valuable knowledge about the "red flags" of fraud.
Red flags can be anything from unusually high volume of reimbursement to unclear division between two separate medical practices functioning in the same space. Fraud can result in a thriving medical practice suddenly becoming a recipient of the Federal Prison Retirement Plan and this concerns all members of the practice, not just the physicians.
In recent headlines, we have all seen physicians, laboratory owners, practice managers and billers being walked out of various offices in handcuffs. This is not what you want your practice to be famous for.
Medical practices, physicians and health care providers cannot accept payment for referrals, but do you know what the federal government considers a "payment for a referral"? If you have a sublease that is not in writing, or is not quite for fair market value, you may be giving/receiving a kickback.
If you take a colleague to lunch and pick up the bill, you may be giving/receiving a kickback. When it comes to federal law, ignorance is not bliss and is certainly not an excuse or a defense when caught in the crosshairs of the federal Stark or Anti-kickback laws. Educate yourself and protect yourself.
Areas Covered in the Session: Here are just a few of the Stark and AKS compliance tactics you'll receive by attending this session: