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.