Healthcare Fraud Blog Publisher to Attend AHLA/HCCA Fraud and Compliance Forum

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.

Program Goals and Objectives:

Participants at the AHLA/HCCA Fraud & Compliance Forum will:
* Gain a greater understanding of the full nature of the various regulations governing the delivery of healthcare (Stark, False Claims Act)
* Recognize emerging regulatory trends that will affect legal and compliance practices in healthcare
* Network with peers and learn about the challenges and risk areas faced by a wide variety of healthcare settings (hospitals, academic medical centers, physician practices, long-term care providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers)
* Recognize the common issues faced by compliance and legal professionals, the roles each play in ensuring compliance and ways in which they can effectively work together
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Program Description
Fraud and Compliance Forum designed specifically for compliance officers and health attorneys who must advise their clients and institutions on the latest developments in fraud and abuse and compliance issues.
Kicking off on Sunday afternoon, the day will not only include a Fraud and Abuse Primer, Compliance 101, and Compliance 202, but some additional sessions on advanced issues in compliance and fraud and abuse. The general session presentations will feature, John Ashcroft, of The Ashcroft Group LLC and former US Attorney General Kerry Weems, Acting Administrator for CMS, and Kevin O’Connor, Associate Attorney General, US Department of Justice. Attendees will hear from leading private practitioners and representatives from the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, the Department of Justice, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Breakout sessions have been split into “legal focused” and “compliance focused” sessions. The sessions are designated in the brochure so that registrants can attend those breakout groups that meet their needs. If attorneys or compliance officers want to attend sessions only targeted at their respective professions, they can do so and then have the benefit of networking with both attorneys and compliance officers at the receptions and luncheons. Topics include Stark, research compliance, the False Claims Act, hospital-physician relationships, internal compliance challenges, and much more.