Course DescriptionThe Anti-Kickback, Stark and False Claims Acts are intended to ensure that medical / healthcare providers’ judgments are not compromised by improper financial incentives / inducements and are instead based on the best interests of their patients. This program will give viewers an overview of these acts. Among the topics discussed are: • The basic prohibition of each law (i.e., the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law) • The most common Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbors • A basic analytical framework for analyzing potential issues under the Anti-Kickback law and how to apply it in simple scenarios • False Claims Act overview • Case Law and Settlements, what can we Learn? • DOJ Corporate Compliance Program, why a program is important to mitigate damage?
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Meet the Lecturer(s)
Ms. Renee Mallett, Esquire, MSN, MBA is a healthcare attorney. Ms. Mallett received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Ohio University, and her Law Degree and Master of Science in Nursing from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. She has worked for a health system as legal counsel and VP of Quality Improvement, where she led the system’s patient safety, risk management and quality improvement initiatives. Ms. Mallett has spent over seven years at Abbott Nutrition in the Medical Safety and Surveillance Department. From 2003 to 2011, Ms. Mallett worked at The Ohio State University, where she was an adjunct assistant professor, a lecturer, and a director of patient safety. While working as legal counsel, Ms. Mallett has assisted in developing policies, procedures, and protocols for victims of human trafficking (sex and labor), domestic/intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect, sexual assault, violence and rape, advance care planning, healthcare fraud, confidentiality of patient records. These policies, procedures, and protocols were developed for hospital emergency departments, urgent care centers, behavioral health campuses, physician offices, pediatricians, obstetrics/gynecologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurse practitioner, nurses and occupational and physical therapists.