A Practical Approach to Government Investigations or Inquiries: Strategies for Responding to the Government and Ways to Improve Your Organization’s Compliance Efforts

McAllen, TexasEmbassy Suites - McAllen
1800 South Second Street
McAllen, Texas 78503

Presented by Epstein Becker Green Attorneys

George B. Breen
Daniel E. Gospin
Mark S. Armstrong

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Presentations

The Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General, and other state and federal governmental authorities have intensified their investigative focus on health care entities. These federal and state agencies have enhanced enforcement weapons that subject health care providers to increased exposure to civil and criminal liability, fines, and exclusion from the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Government agencies are aggressively pursuing providers for allegedly violating the False Claims Act, federal anti-kickback laws, and physician self-referral laws.

Health care providers should not wait for government contact before developing a strategy to respond to a government investigation. This program will provide practical strategies for responding to a government investigation and offer ways to improve an organization's compliance efforts. Specifically, we will discuss:

  • Practical tips for conducting an internal investigation
  • Advice for interviewing employee-witnesses
  • Ways to establish the investigators' trust
  • Effective negotiation techniques when interacting with government investigators

You should attend this program if you are an administrator, a chief executive officer, a chief financial officer, a compliance officer, an in-house attorney, or a billing manager of any covered entity, including an academic medical center, an ambulance provider, a clinical laboratory, a DMEPOS supplier, a hospital, a long-term care facility, a health plan, an MA Plan, a Part D Plan, a pharmacy, a physician group, a skilled nursing facility, or another health care provider.

Registration Fee: $30.00

Health care organizations that register multiple attendees have a maximum
registration fee of $90.00.

Please RSVP no later than May 12, 2014.

To RSVP, please click here.

For additional information, please email Amanda Wilson Naumann
at [email protected] or call 713/300-3200.

Continuing Education Credits

CCB: This program is pending approval for 2.0 Compliance Certification Board (CCB) Continuing Education Units. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement of the program content or the program sponsor.

CLE: Epstein Becker Green has been approved by the State Bar of Texas for 2.0 CLE credits. Please note that to receive full credit for attending, registrants must be present for the entire session. Epstein Becker Green provides assistance to those with financial hardship who wish to attend; please submit requests for assistance with an explanation to Amanda Naumann. The briefings are accessible to persons with disabilities; please notify Amanda Naumann if accommodations are needed.