We released our Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Annual Review earlier this month. To serve as a companion to the Review, we’re hosting a complimentary webinar on Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CT / 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ET. that will take a deeper dive into key focus areas covered

Bass, Berry & Sims and the Tennessee Hospital Association hosted the Sixth Annual Nashville Healthcare Fraud Conference on December 2 and 3. Though typically an in-person event, this year’s conference moved to a virtual platform. That move allowed for the addition of Day 1 primer sessions covering the basics of the False Claims Act, principles of an effective compliance program, how to deal with whistleblowers, and recent significant settlements under the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute. The Day 2 sessions covered advanced topics ranging from a healthcare fraud and abuse year-in-review, the impact of the global pandemic on fraud enforcement from the perspective of healthcare providers and government officials, criminal healthcare fraud enforcement developments, and how to address compliance issues during a pandemic.

“Each year, we strive to put together content that we believe will greatly benefit members of the healthcare industry in gaining a deeper understanding of the fraud and abuse issues confronting them,” said Brian Roark, chair of the Bass, Berry & Sims Healthcare Fraud Task Force. “There is no question that most healthcare providers are dealing with these types of issues daily, and the conference provides a forum to explore how providers, government regulators and outside counsel view these issues.”

This year, more than 600 attendees participated in the conference from over 40 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to members of the Bass, Berry & Sims Healthcare Fraud Task Force, panelists participating in the conference included in-house attorneys and compliance professionals from Humana, Sanford Health, RWJBarnabas Health Systems, Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare, Saber Healthcare, Tenet Healthcare, Henry Ford Health System, naviHEALTH and Virtua Health, as well as several government attorneys from both the state and federal level.


Continue Reading Sixth Annual Healthcare Fraud Conference Highlights Key Risk Areas and Enforcement Developments for Healthcare Providers

Access RecordingIt is safe to say that 2020 has been nothing short of challenging for the healthcare industry, especially when it comes to maintaining data privacy and security. Among countless other areas, the impact of COVID-19 has resulted in a spike in telehealth options, creating more vulnerabilities for the security of patient data. More than ever,

Please join us for the 6th Annual Nashville Healthcare Fraud Conference hosted by Bass, Berry & Sims and the Tennessee Hospital Association. Because we are unable to provide an in-person forum due to ongoing concerns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are converting the conference to a virtual platform.

We are excited about this year’s complimentary CLE program, which will provide the same caliber of practical advice, insight into significant fraud and abuse issues facing healthcare professionals, and thoughtful discussion from industry panelists for which this conference is known.

Additionally, for the first time, we are expanding the conference to two days with the first day focused on providing a primer, covering healthcare fraud and abuse matters for attorneys newer to the industry or practice. Topics will include conducting effective internal investigations and an overview of the False Claims Act.

The second day will follow our traditional format of providing practical tips and takeaways regarding healthcare fraud enforcement, including:

  • Our annual review of the most important healthcare fraud issues from the prior year.
  • Effective management of healthcare investigations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the government’s perspective on healthcare fraud matters.
  • Implications and potential risk exposure stemming from CARES Act funding.

Click here to view the current agenda.

At the conclusion of the conference on December 3, we will be offering breakout sessions to further the dialogue on subject matters important to you. Please be on the lookout for communications regarding breakout session details.


Continue Reading [REGISTER NOW] Healthcare Fraud Conference | December 2-3, 2020

Bass, Berry & Sims and the Tennessee Hospital Association invite you to join us for a complimentary day-long CLE program featuring leading government officials, industry experts and experienced counsel as we discuss the most significant fraud and abuse issues currently facing the healthcare industry. Our panelists will cover topics including:

  • Year in Review: Looking Back on Healthcare Fraud Issues in 2019
  • Medicaid Enforcement Update
  • Enforcement Considerations for a Value-Based World
  • Managed Care Enforcement
  • A View from the U.S. Attorney’s Offices
  • DOJ Cooperation Guidance
  • When the News Gets Out: Crisis Management for Investigations
  • HR Implications of FCA Investigations
  • Settlement Considerations for Enforcement Matters
  • Effectively Managing Internal Investigations


Continue Reading Join Us | Nashville Healthcare Fraud Conference | December 5, 2019

On December 6, Bass, Berry & Sims and the Tennessee Hospital Association hosted more than 120 attendees at the annual Nashville Healthcare Fraud Conference, a full-day seminar focusing on fraud and abuse enforcement issues in the healthcare industry.

Panelists included a number of government attorneys and compliance personnel and in-house counsel from various healthcare providers from across the country, including University of Missouri Health Care (Columbia, Missouri), Children’s National Health System (Washington, D.C.), LifePoint Health (Brentwood, Tennessee), VNA Health Group (Holmdel, New Jersey), OhioHealth Corporation (Columbus, Ohio), Atrium Health System (Charlotte, North Carolina), Adrent Health Services (Nashville, Tennessee), and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, Tennessee), among others.
Continue Reading Bass, Berry & Sims and THA Host 4th Annual Nashville Healthcare Fraud Conference

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

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

Bass, Berry & Sims and the Tennessee Hospital Association recently sponsored the Nashville Healthcare Fraud Conference, a full-day seminar providing insight into fraud and abuse enforcement issues within the healthcare industry. Panel discussions were led by experienced counsel and government attorneys who offered insight into a variety of healthcare fraud and abuse topics, including:

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