Provider Beware: Operating Under Heightened Government Enforcement

Crowne Plaza Hotel
1700 Smith Street
Houston, Texas 77002


Michael Garbarino, J.D.
Director, Policy and Outreach
Office of Inspector General
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Austin, Texas


Mark S. Armstrong
Epstein Becker Green, Houston

The new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) brings health care reform and, along with it, many new and amended rules governing fraud and abuse. Key changes include additional amendments to the federal False Claims Act, the treatment of exchange payments and overpayments, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Civil Monetary Penalty statute. These changes, along with new and enhanced enforcement weapons applicable to all fraud and abuse rules, are subjecting health care providers to increased exposure to potential civil and criminal liability, fines, and exclusion from the Medicare and Medicaid programs. As a result, health care providers are at a greater risk of liability than ever before.

This seminar will assist providers with identifying areas of potential fraud waste and abuse, or inappropriate payment of funds, under federal or state administered programs. The seminar will further discuss ways to implement and maintain effective compliance programs to avoid liability for Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

You should attend this program if you are an administrator, a manager, a compliance officer, in-house counsel or billing personnel of any health care organization that receives federal or state reimbursements for services, including an academic medical center, an ambulance provider, a clinical laboratory, a DMEPOS supplier, a home health agency, a hospital, a long-term care facility, a managed care organization, a MA Plan, a Part D Plan, a pharmaceutical manufacturer, a pharmacy, a physician group or a skilled nursing facility.

Registration Fee $40 (includes valet parking)
Health care organizations that register multiple attendees
have a maximum registration fee of $80.00.

Please RSVP no later than June 22, 2010
To register, please click here
This program is pending approval for 2.4 Compliance Certification Board (CCB) Continuing Education Units in Compliance Training and Education and Auditing and Monitoring for Compliance.  Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of the program content or the program sponsor.

NOTE: EBGWH has been approved by the State Bar of Texas for CLE credits.  Please note that to receive full credit for attending, registrants must be present for the entire session.  EBGWH provides assistance to those with financial hardship who wish to attend; please submit requests for assistance with an explanation to Michelle Walker ([email protected]) or Laurie Morse ([email protected]) in the Houston office.  The briefings are accessible to persons with disabilities; please notify Michelle Walker if accomodations are needed.