Partner Cheryl Wagonhurst will be presenting an audio conference for Strafford Publications on November 8, 2007 beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern on the False Claims Act, sponsored by Health Law Week, Hospital Litigation Reporter and New York Health Law Update.
Ms. Wagonhusrt will be speaking with Alison M. Duncan, Partner, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur and Robert S. Salcido, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Their 90 minute audio conference is titled "False Claims Act in Health Care - Government's Reach Extends Beyond Fraud: Strategies for Minimizing Broadened Liability Exposure."
The federal False Claims Act (FCA) has become the government's primary weapon to fight fraud in government health care programs. In recent years, the reach of the FCA has expanded, exposing providers to potential liability at virtually every stage of the provider-government relationship.
Violations of the FCA could result in significant fines, ineligibility for government health care programs and possible criminal prosecution. In 2006, the Department of Justice collected $2.2 billion in settlements from health care companies for FCA violations.
Providers participating in government programs must understand the expanding theories of liability under the FCA and develop policies to ensure compliance.
Listen and participate from your telephone as our authoritative panel examines modern theories of liability under the FCA and best practices to minimize liability exposure.