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Hospital Qui Tam Symposium: Preventing Whistleblower Suits Through the Coordination of Employment and False Claims Counsel

May 13, 2014

Join us for a lively half-day session focused on recent government enforcement actions against acute care providers. Our labor and employment, healthcare and white collar defense attorneys will discuss pressing issues in the format of an interactive case study that invites your questions and participation. You will learn about recent actions related to ER operations, JVs, peer review problems, observation payment classification, and E&M coding issues. Our team of partners has decades of experience helping hospitals head off potential qui tams and dealing with the government once they are filed.

The program will cover:

  • How disgruntled employees or eager labor organization drive significant government enforcement actions
  • The link between employment issues and fraud and abuse enforcement action
  • How organized labor leverages allegations of fraud to promote organizing agendas
  • The role of hospital compliance programs in detecting and preventing issues from becoming cases
  • The making of a relator, the qui tam complaint, and government decision-making process
  • The relationship between the relator and the government enforcement agencies
  • Resources available to government enforcement agencies
  • The subpoena process
  • Potential criminal action
  • Strategies and considerations for responding to and resolving government enforcement action
  • Recent government theories of liability
  • Best practices to prevent employment issues or labor organizing activity from leading to allegations of fraud

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