Bass, Berry & Sims and the Tennessee Hospital Association recently sponsored the Nashville Healthcare Fraud Conference, a full-day seminar offering insight into fraud and abuse enforcement issues within the healthcare industry. Panel discussions were focused on providing practical tips and takeaways for preparing for, responding to and resolving a healthcare fraud investigation. A variety of topics were covered including:

  • Healthcare Fraud Year in Review: Where Do We Go From Here?
  • Effectively Handling Employment Decisions Involving Whistleblowers
  • What Every Compliance Officer Wishes the Legal Department Knew
  • Mine Your Own Data: The Role of Data in Dealing with Healthcare Fraud Issues
  • Revisiting Parallel Proceedings in Healthcare Fraud Cases
  • Keynote Presentation: A View from the U.S. Attorneys
  • Data Privacy Concerns and the Rising Occurrence of Audits
  • Addressing Fraud & Abuse Issues in Healthcare Transactions
  • In-House Counsel Perspective
  • Getting Your Healthcare Fraud Case Resolved – An Interactive Case Study

Keynote remarks were offered by the U.S. Attorneys for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee. The 2017 Nashville HCF Conference Brochure and the HCF Seminar 2017_Final PowerPoint are both available online.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently heard oral argument in connection with a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee that primarily raised two FCA questions:

  1. Did the relator’s amended complaint satisfy the FCA’s first-to-file rule?
  2. Did the amended complaint adequately plead fraud under Rule 9(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure? U.S. ex rel. Armes v. Garman, 2016 WL 3562062 (E.D. Tenn. June 24, 2016).

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Bass, Berry & Sims and the Tennessee Hospital Association recently sponsored the Nashville Healthcare Fraud Conference, a day-long CLE program designed to provide insight into the most significant fraud and abuse issues facing the healthcare industry. Panel discussions were focused on providing practical tips and takeaways for preparing for, responding to and resolving a healthcare fraud investigation. A variety of topics were covered including:

  • Year in Review: Looking Back on Healthcare Fraud Issues in 2016 (or Everything You Wanted To Know about Escobar in 50 Minutes)
  • Developments Regarding Whistleblowers
  • Quick Hits – Session 1: Yates One Year Later
  • Quick Hits – Session 2: Effective Use of Your Own Data – Mining Your Own Data for Compliance
  • Quick Hits – Session 3: Mitigating Business Partner Risks in Healthcare
  • View From the U.S. Attorneys
  • Quick Hits – Session 4: Physician Compensation
  • Role of Legal and Compliance in an Era of Heightened Enforcement
  • Anatomy of a Data Breach – An Interactive Case Study
  • Ethics of a Healthcare Fraud Investigation

Keynote remarks were offered by the U.S. Attorneys for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee, who offered practical tips to healthcare providers navigating an increasingly challenging enforcement environment.

The Nashville Healthcare Fraud Conference Brochure and the 2016 Nashville Healthcare Fraud Conference Presentation are both available online.