Articles Posted in Continuing Education

cover.blog.jpg After 15 long months of hard word work, West Publishing is almost ready to release my book. The book is expected to be released before the end of the month. In the mean while, the publisher just sent me a proof of the cover of the book.

Available in both electronic (through Westlaw) and print formats, a partial list of topics covered in the book include the following:

*Inter-disciplinary Dimensions of Health Care Fraud: Economic, Social, and Political Implications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (June 29) After conducting a nationwide search, Thompson-West, the leader in legal information solutions, has selected Fort Lauderdale lawyers, Benson Weintraub and Robert David Malove to develop a guide and treatise in the area of Health Care Fraud law as part of a multi-topic initiative to expand West’s coverage of white collar crime. The practice guide is tentatively entitled Health Care Fraud Practice Guide.

In 2007, the United Stats Department Justice created the Medicare Fraud Strike Force and launched operations in Miami, Florida. Since then, two more divisions of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force have commenced operations in Houston and Los Angeles. The proliferation of health care fraud cases being prosecuted by the federal government has triggered the need for criminal defense attorneys to be brought up to date with the latest strategies and techniques in order to bring about the best result possible for their clients.

hcca.jpgFORT LAUDERDALE, FL (September 17, 2008) Health care fraud blog publisher, attorney Robert David Malove, will be attending the 2008 Fraud & Compliance Forum in Baltimore next month.

The AHLA/HCCA Fraud & Compliance Forum will provide practical guidance on the pressing legal and compliance issues that have arisen in the last twelve months. For health lawyers, the program will highlight the most important legal developments in areas such as Stark, the False Claims Act, and the Anti-Kickback Statute. For compliance officers, the conference will cover important issues such as Part D compliance plans, compliance effectiveness, and fraud and abuse. The program’s uniqueness stems not only from the important content for health lawyers and compliance officers but also from the additional value of bringing together legal counsel and compliance officers in one educational arena. The networking opportunities and synergistic advances in fraud and abuse compliance make this program an essential educational forum for both health lawyers and compliance officers.

The Fraud & Compliance Forum is jointly sponsored by the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) and the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). It includes an explicit designation of each session as “compliance focused” or “legal focused.” The Planning Committee has included enough sessions in each designation that an individual could attend all “compliance” sessions or all “legal” sessions for the entire program. Yet an attendee also has the option of selecting a diversity of sessions and networking with an expanded group of individuals. The Fraud & Compliance Forum has the benefit of combining the quality of HCCA and AHLA sessions with the expanded networking power of a combined program.

HCF-Orlando-thumb%20%282%29.jpgCEO Magazine reports that healthcare costs are within the top three business concerns, and for good reason: U.S. healthcare spending has increased from a mere $27 billion in 1960 to $2 trillion in 2005. That is a 7,100 percent increase in spending! Employers today face many unique regulations, systems, procedures and records, with the potential for fraudulent activity at a heightened level.

Fraud fighters need an improved understanding of these staggering numbers and the types of healthcare fraud that may occur. This two-day, instructor-led course is designed for anti-fraud and audit professionals who work in the payer, provider, vendor and employer benefit areas or advise clients who operate within the healthcare continuum.

Get the targeted training you need to keep up with the latest fraud schemes and related laws affecting this highly complex profession.