Stark Law Violation: Now What Do We Do?

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

You May Already Be Violating the Stark Law: Here’s What You Should Do

A routine internal review confirms it: your practice or facility faces a potential Stark law violation. You may already be violating the law without realizing it – such as through an expired written contract, a non-allowed ownership interest, an improper ancillary referral, lack of documentation to support fair market value, and so on. Ignoring the problem is not an option. Because if you violate the Stark law, you must repay all the billed charges – and possibly face False Claims Act liability and Medical exclusion as well.

Although recent Stark law amendments and case law provide some breathing room for inadvertent errors like a contract renewal that falls through the cracks, other types of errors can may call for quick action to stop potential losses, and a reckoning with the Medicare contractor, CMS or the OIG may be necessary before it’s too late.

In this audio conference, expert speaker Wayne Miller will walk you through some of the major and minor Stark law violations that may be lurking undetected. Miller will show you how to quickly fix simple problems – such as expired agreement and therapy supervision mistakes. You will learn how to handle the damage if the issue is potentially large, based on the lessons learned from recent rules and cases. You will know when Stark law doesn’t apply, learn about the top five hidden Stark law violations, and find out how to avoid or limit liability risk. Miller will also show you how to calculate what’s owed to Medicare, as well as when to pay and when to consider extended repayment or self-disclosure.

After attending this session, you’ll be confident in your ability to avoid Stark law violations, limit your risk liability, and act swiftly to prevent losses.

Session Highlights

The presentation will cover the following topics:

  • Top five hidden Stark law violations
  • Fixing simple contract problems like expiration
  • Protocols for limiting liability risk
  • Knowing when Stark doesn’t apply
  • Lessons from recent rules and cases
  • How to calculate what’s owed to Medicare, and when to pay
  • When to consider extended repayment or self-disclosure

Session Agenda

  • Stark law overview
  • Stark fundamentals
  • Relevant exceptions
  • Typical Stark law errors
  • Penalties for noncompliance
  • Problem identification
  • Solving different breach types
  • Cases: audit issues; lessons

Who Should Attend

  • Physicians
  • Medical groups
  • Medical group administrators or managers
  • Hospitals
  • Long term care facilities and health care consultants

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Wayne J. Miller - Healthcare Compliance Expert

Wayne J. Miller, Esq., is a founding partner of the Compliance Law Group, Los Angeles, a law firm focused on health care industry legal compliance for clients nationwide. Wayne has practiced healthcare business and regulatory law throughout his 30-year career. His firm represents a wide range of healthcare industry clients throughout the nation. He is a frequent speaker for The Coding Institute national teleconferences on healthcare reimbursement, transactional and regulatory...   More Info
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