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Liles Parker PLLC
(202) 298-8750(800) 475-1906
Washington, DC | Houston, TX
San Antonio, TX | Baton Rouge, LA

We Defend Healthcare Providers Nationwide in Audits & Investigations

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2018 ACCE Webinars

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Health Care Business Relationships – Is Your Practice in Violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark or the False Claims Act

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Health care business practices remain under considerable regulatory scrutiny. Over the past few years, the number of Anti-Kickback, Stark and False Claims Act cases brought against health care providers have continued to increase. Is your practice at risk? Have you analyzed your business and referral relationships? In this webinar, Robert W. Liles and Paul Weidenfeld will discuss how these statutes work and steps you should be taking to reduce both your personal and practice’s potential liability. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Endocrinologist Considerations When Negotiating a New Employment Contract AND When Leaving a Job

Join Robert W. Liles and Jennifer Papapanagiotou for a 1-hour webinar as they discuss the following issues:

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New Employment Contract Considerations:

  • Preliminary due diligence. Payor mix? Credentialing and payor contracting issues.
  • Flat salary vs. production-based compensation schemes. How will revenues be allocated to you?
  • Ancillary revenue streams in large, multi-specialty practices.
  • Benefits. Retirement plan funding concerns.
  • Recruitment agreement considerations (hiring bonus, relocation expenses). What happens if you break your recruiting agreement obligations?
  • Applicability of non-compete provisions. What is permissible in your state?
  • Non-solicitation restrictions.
  • Corporate practice of medicine Issues.
  • Partnership track concerns.
  • Professional Services Agreements.

Leaving a Job? Considerations: 

  • Notice provisions.
  • Compliance obligation concerns if you received a recruitment bonus and failed to meet your obligations.
  • Contractual terminations “for cause” vs. “without cause.”
  • Non-solicitation issues.
  • Long-term planning.
  • Benefits. What can you take with you?
  • State licensure notice requirements.
  • Hanging your own shingle! How should you move forward?

This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q and A session to follow.


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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Employer Scrutiny and Screening for Current and New Employees and Providers

Robert W. Liles defends health care providers in Medicare audits

In recent years, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has “ramped-up” its use of administrative exclusion as a sanction. It is therefore imperative that endocrinology practices (and other health care providers participating in Medicare and / or Medicaid) conduct exclusion screening on a monthly basis. In this webinar, attorneys Paul Weidenfeld and Robert W. Liles will discuss the importance of exclusion screening, how to screen and which exact databases must be screened. According to both federal and state regulations, how often and which employees providers must screen, and how providers must document their exclusion screening efforts in order to comply with the law. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q and A session to follow.

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2018 TAHCH Webinars

 

Wednesday November 7, 2018

Effective Compliance Program: How will Law Enforcement Evaluate Your Efforts if there is a Problem?

Healthcare AttorneyIn February 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice published guidance describing specific factors that prosecutors should consider when conducting an investigation of a corporate entity in order to determine whether to bring criminal charges. These factors, commonly known as the “Filip Factors,” include “the existence and effectiveness of the corporation’s preexisting compliance program” and the corporation’s remedial efforts “to implement an effective corporate compliance program or to improve an existing one.” Notably, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG), followed-?up in March 2017 with a list of questions that health care providers can use to evaluate the effectiveness of their organization’s compliance program. During this session, attorneys Michael Cook and Heidi Kocher will examine what the government expects and the steps you can take to better ensure that your health care organization is complying with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. 

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Wednesday October 3, 2018 

Navigating Targeted Probe and Educate & Using PEPPER.

Healthcare AttorneyCMS believes results of the Home Health Probe and Educate program have been favorable based on the decrease in claim errors after providers received education. It is now moving from a broad Probe and Educate program to a more targeted one. The Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) is a comparative data report that summarizes a single provider’s Medicare claims data statistics in areas identified as at risk for improper Medicare payments. To develop the HHA PEPPER, Medicare claims data for all HHAs in the nation were analyzed to identify “target areas” which could be at risk for improper Medicare payment. In this webinar, Anthony Cutrona and Heidi Kocher will discuss details of these programs and what steps take to navigate and utilize them. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. 

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Wednesday September 5, 2018 

The Importance of Incorporation and Asset Protection for Home Health and Hospice Owners.

Healthcare AttorneyHealthcare AttorneyUnfortunately, sometimes even you best efforts are insufficient to keep an organization solvent. If your home health or hospice agency is forced into bankruptcy, can you be held liable? Are your personal assets at risk? What impact will a bankruptcy action have on your ability to start a new home health or hospice agency? Join attorneys Jennifer Papapanagiotou and Leonard Schneider as they discuss these important issues. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. 


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Wednesday August 1, 2018

Current Regulatory and Operational Challenges for Hospices. 

Robert W. Liles defends health care providers in Medicare auditsIn this webinar, Robert Liles and Meaghan McCormick will discuss the challenges facing hospices in navigating current state and federal regulatory requirements and how hospices can address the day-?to-?day challenges they face in providing quality and essential end-?of-?life care to its patients and their families. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.


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Wednesday July 11, 2018

Sensitive Issues in Home Health and Hospice Employment.

Healthcare AttorneyHome health and hospice agencies are facing more regulatory challenges on a daily basis than ever before. The employment landscape has changed in recent years and it is essential that you remain up-to-date on the current state of the law. Join us as we discuss the following cutting-edge issues so that you can reduce your agency’s level of regulatory risk:

    • Religious Discrimination in the Workplace. How is the EEOC Viewing These Issues?
    • Transgender Discrimination – What is the Current Position Being Taken by EEOC?
    • Sexual Harassment, Workplace Harassment and Violence in the Workplace
    • Marijuana Use and Drug and Substance Abuse Testing
    • Recent Holdings Under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • New EEOC Guidance on Domestic Violence and Stalking

In this webinar, attorney Anthony Cutrona will discuss ways your agency can reduce its level of risk. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.

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Wednesday June 6, 2018

WTF! How Should Your Agency React When Something Goes Wrong?

Healthcare AttorneyMistakes happen. What should you do if an “excluded” party is advertently hired? How should overpayments be handled? What are your obligations is you uncover evidence of patient abuse? How should you respond if you learn that one your marketing personnel has been engaging in improper or illegal solicitation activities? How should you react if a physician demands a “fee” in order to receive referrals? Join us as we discuss these issues and more! Attorneys Michael Cook and Heidi Kocher will discuss the steps you should take to reduce your level of risk and make any necessary disclosures to the government. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.


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Wednesday May 2, 2018

Cybersecurity Issues for Home Health Providers

Health care LawyerCybersecurity threats that can cause financial losses, problems with government regulators and damage to your agency’s reputation. This presentation will provide an overview of current cybersecurity issues faced by home health providers and the latest legal developments. The presenters also will discuss best practices for managing cybersecurity risk and how to address a security breach. Join attorneys Jennifer Papapanagiotou and Ashley Morgan as they discuss these important issues. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.


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Wednesday April 4, 2018

Workplace Violence in Home Care – Protecting Your Patients and Staff

Cutrona,-Anthony-Optimized croppedPecore, RichardResearchers have found “violence against health care workers accounted for nearly as many injuries as in all other industries combined, which is four times greater than the average U.S. worker.” In this session, we will discuss the current workplace violence risks facing you, your staff and your patients. Attorneys Anthony Cutrona and Richard Pecore will cover strategies for responding to incidents of workplace violence. Participants will learn about the prevalence of workplace violence incidents in health care, about the typical profile of a perpetrator of health care violence, and about the importance of staff training regarding workplace violence prevention. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. 


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Wednesday March 7, 2018

Home Health and Hospice Marketing Practices: Are Your Marketing Practices Legal?

H-Kocher-photo-2-199x300Healthcare AttorneyMarketing activities that would normally qualify as ordinary business courtesies if extended to an actual or potential source of referrals in other industries, are often illegal in the context of Federal health business programs. In this session, we will discuss whether a number of common marketing practices comply with Stark and the Federal Anti-?kickback Statute. We will also examine various Texas State laws that must be considering before an agency engages in marketing. In this webinar, attorneys Heidi Kocher and Michael Cook discuss how Stark regulates gifts and other marketing activities aimed at referral sources. They will also learn how the Federal Anti-?Kickback Statute impacts the provision of gifts and other marketing activities aimed at referral sources. Finally, the presenters will discuss how Texas State statutes regulate the provision of gifts on referral sources. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. 


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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 

Reading the Tea Leaves – What are the Top Ten Risks Your Home Health Agency and / or Hospice will Face in 2018?

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Pre-payment reviews are now being conducted by both ZPICs and RACs. While the government has placed some restrictions on their use, contractors continue to exercise great latitude in their scope and the length that they are imposed. Similarly, contractors remain in control of post-payments conducted and suspension actions recommended to CMS. In this webinar, attorneys  Ashley Hudson and Adam Bird will discuss these enforcement actions and outline the adverse impact each action can have on your agency. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.


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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 

Value-Based Purchasing – Where Does Your Home Health and / or Hospice Fit Into Delivery System Reform.

TAHCH WebinarTAHCH WebinarMedicare is moving rapidly from fee for service payments to payment based on quality. Through such mechanisms as ACOs, penalties on hospital re-admissions, other value based purchasing initiatives and pilot projects initiated through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations, the program is placing payment incentives for care that is based on quality and not quantity. Many state Medicaid programs and private insurers are following suit. Michael Cook and Heidi Kocher will discuss how your home health agency and hospice can take advantage of these initiatives and avoid being left out in the cold. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.


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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Home Health and Hospice Business Relationships – Is Your Agency in Violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark or the False Claims Act?

TAHCH WebinarTAHCH WebinarHome health and hospice agencies remain under considerable regulatory scrutiny. Over the past few years, the number of Anti-Kickback, Stark and False Claims Act cases brought against these providers have continued to increase. Is your agency at risk? Have you analyzed your Medical Director and other referral relationships? In this webinar, Robert W. Liles and Jennifer Papapanagiotou will discuss how these statutes work and steps you should be taking to reduce your agency’s potential liability. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.


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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The False Claims Act and its Impact on Home Health and Hospice Agencies.

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Home health and hospice agencies around the country are under the microscope. With the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the False Claims Act is more important than ever before. Join us as we discuss how the False Claims Act impacts your home health and / or hospice agency. Learn how to identify and address risks in your agency. Join attorneys Adam Bird and Ashley Hudson as they discuss how the government is applying the law, prosecuting the cases and interpreting the statute. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.


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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Buying and Selling Home Health and Hospice Agencies.

TAHCH WebinarTAHCH WebinarAre you in the market to buy or sell your agency? What are the various concerns you need to address when engaging in this type of business transaction? What steps can you take to reduce your level of risk? Join attorneys Jennifer Papapanagiotou and Heidi Kocher as they discuss these important issues. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.


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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Liability of Agency in Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation Reporting.

TAHCH WebinarTAHCH WebinarDespite your best efforts to screen and train members of your staff, care issues and complaints will eventually arise.  What steps can you take to prevent incidents of abuse, neglect of exploitation from happening in the first place?  If allegations such as these arise, what are your obligations to investigate and report these complaints?  How can you better prevent allegations of neglect associated with:


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  • The prevention, identification and treatment of bedsores.
  • The safe lifting and transfer of a patient from a bed to a wheelchair in a safe fashion without falls.
  • The proper administration of medication.
  • The communication of patient concerns you have identified to family members.
  • Caring for patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s or another mental condition that can be challenging.
  • Communicating with the patient physician when there is a change in a patient’s condition.

Join Michael Cook and Richard Pecore for a discussion of these issues. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 

Emergency Preparedness – Is Your Agency Ready to Respond in the Event of a Disaster or an Incident of Workplace Violence?

TAHCH WebinarTAHCH WebinarJoin us as we discuss the steps your agency can take, prospectively to better face an emergency or a natural disaster.  We will discuss the preparation of a comprehensive policy that your agency can utilize to train your staff.  We will also go over the steps you can take to respond to an incident of workplace violence. Join attorneys Heidi Kocher and Anthony Cutrona as they outline the existing and new OIG regulatory concerns now facing home health and hospice agencies. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.


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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

OIG’s 2018 Workplan – Is Your Home Health, Hospice or Personal Care Agency in the Government’s Cross Hairs?

TAHCH WebinarTAHCH WebinarJoin us as we discuss the new and recurring areas of concern outlined in OIG’s 2018 Workplan. We will review a number of the areas deemed problematic by law enforcement and discuss steps you can take to keep you home health, hospice and / or personal care agency within the four corners of the law. Join attorneys Richard Pecore and Anthony Cutrona as they outline the existing and new OIG regulatory concerns now facing home health and hospice agencies. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A sessions to follow.

 


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