Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Jennifer Michael will present on a panel titled, “Living With Stark and Kickback Reform and a Preview of Upcoming Changes,” at the American Health Law Association (AHLA) Health Care Fraud & Abuse Annual Update on Thursday, December 9, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST. Jennifer will be co-presenting with Kristin Carter – Senior Counsel at The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, Ross D’Emanuele – Partner at Dorsey, and Robert Yates – Deputy Attorney General, MFCU at The Office of Indiana Attorney General.

In this webinar, the panelists will provide an update on key trends and developments in health care fraud and abuse, compliance and government enforcement during 2021, including key takeaways from the sweeping changes to the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) that went into effect in January 2021. The panelists will provide insight into how these trends and changes have impacted health care organizations and their contracting and compliance efforts, with discussion on when the False Claims Act (FCA) is triggered and the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) shift toward individual FCA liability. The webinar will also give independent and system-affiliated group practices a better understanding of upcoming changes to Stark that are set to go into effect on January 1, 2022. Issues covered in the webinar will include:

  • Recent government enforcement actions, self-disclosures and settlements
  • Compliance risks related to physician arrangements
  • Strategies for compliance with recent changes to the Stark and Anti-Kickback regulations
  • The new group practice rules that will go into effect in 2022
  • Developments in judicial interpretation and agency enforcement of the FCA
  • The potential impact of the regulatory changes on future enforcement priorities

The webinar takes place Thursday, December 9, 2021. For more information and to register, please visit the AHLA website.