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Critical Response — What you need to know when facing government healthcare investigations
M. Richard Mullins
Patricia A. Rogers
Driven by changes in state and federal laws, enhanced regulatory enforcement powers, and increased budget pressures, government audits and investigations of healthcare providers are on the rise. So whether you’re notified by a knock on your door, a letter in the mail, or a subpoena served by an unexpected stranger, it’s critical that you be prepared to respond quickly, carefully and appropriately when a governmental authority decides to investigate.
Throughout his career, McAfee & Taft trial lawyer Rick Mullins has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of healthcare investigations – by both investigators and respondents. During this one-hour complimentary webinar, Rick shares those stories and provides practical advice for responding to inquiries, preparing for an audit or investigation, and defending against fraud claims. Joining him in the discussion is McAfee & Taft healthcare lawyer Patricia Rogers and special guest Renee Brown, president of Oklahoma-based Medical Practice Consultants. Renee is a certified billing, coding, and auditing consultant specializing in Part B compliance.
Specific topics covered include:
- Why changes in the False Claims Act has increased the filing of qui tam lawsuits
- Common problems related to billing that lead to False Claims Act lawsuits
- Emergency legal responses to audits, warrants and investigations
- Best practices for dealing with investigators
- Do’s and don’ts for producing documents and other information
- Putting yourself in the best position to negotiate with the government
- The government’s requirement for a Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) and what that means for a provider
- Why a defense is a fully implemented compliance and training program