Avoid Penalties Due to Massive 2021 Stark Changes

Date:
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Time:

10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT

Duration:
60 Minutes
Instructor:
Gina L Campanella
Webinar Id:
20364
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Overview:

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:

  • Head off fines by properly defining your "fair market value"
  • Proven way to offer value-based arrangements without violating CMS and OIG rules
  • Stop HHS violations, determine when to base your compensation arrangements on volume vs referrals
  • Meet all new technical compliance requirements, and keep your IT policies out of hot water
  • Fend off fraud and abuse charges by identifying what new safe harbors your practice qualifies for
  • Avoid penalties with the right way to set the "commercial reasonability" of your business arrangements
  • Prevent self-referral regulation violations for the care coordination services you provide
  • Accurately apply new transportation rules when providing shuttle services to your patients
  • Steer clear of $25k fines when you get much-needed cyber-security support from your vendors and partners
  • Provide remote monitoring and other at-home care without breaking beneficiary inducement rules
  • How to structure performance-based bonuses that protect your practice from AKS penalties
  • Quickly identify exactly what contracts and policies you must immediately update
  • And much, much more!

IMPORTANT: The new 2021 Stark and AKS final rules went into effect in January 2021. If you have not done so already, you must immediately update many of the most complex policies your practice has. Sign up for this online session today to get the EXACT actions you need to take now to change almost every aspect of your medical practice to ensure you comply with the new requirements. Avoid paying massive fines for illegal physician contracts, IT services, compensation agreements, referral arrangements, and more. By attending this online training session, you'll be equipped with the exact steps you MUST take to protect your practice from time-consuming audits and expensive penalties. Register today!

Who Will Benefit:
  • Physicians
  • PAs/APNs
  • Practice Managers
  • Health care Providers
  • Pharmaceutical Representatives
  • Billing & Coding Professionals
  • Financial Managers/Advisors
  • Compliance Officers

Speaker Profile
Ms. Gina L Campanella focuses her practice on business law, healthcare regulatory and transactional matters, and residential and commercial real estate. Ms. Campanella has assisted clients with transactional services and regulatory compliance consulting, as well as general counsel services to small and large businesses, medical practices, professional societies and real estate clients alike.

Clients seek her expertise when reviewing employment agreements, commercial leases, formation of new businesses and medical practices, separation from and sale of businesses and medical practices, business structuring, commercial and residential real estate transactions, and surgical center licensing and registration, including preparation for Department of Health, AAAHC and AAAASF surveys of licensed and Medicare deemed facilities, as well as preparation and implementation of resulting plans of correction.

Ms. Campanella is a nationally respected regulatory compliance specialist who dedicates herself to educating professionals nationwide on issues of business transactions and regulatory compliance.

Ms. Campanella graduated Magna Cum Laude from Seton Hall University with a Masters in Healthcare Administration in 2012 and earned her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall Law in 2005. In 2002, she graduated with Honors from Union College with a Bachelor of Arts in History. She is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (New Jersey Chapter), the American Health Lawyers Association, and the New York City Bar Association.

Ms. Campanella has been admitted to practice law in New Jersey and United States District Court for the District of New Jersey since 2006, the District of Columbia since 2013, New York since 2013, Pennsylvania since 2017 and Vermont since 2018.

Ms. Campanella was recognized by New Jersey Super LawyersTM as a Rising Star in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, a “Best of Bergen” attorney by Bergen Magazine in 2017, 2018 & 2019, an “Awesome Attorney” by South Jersey Magazine in 2019, and is recognized by AVVO as a Clients’ Choice Attorney in 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 with an AVVO rating of “10 out of 10”.* Her additional certifications include earning the status of Certified HIPAA Administrator from the HIPAA Academy and she is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Ms. Campanella is also an Adjunct Professor at the Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences.


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