Healthcare is one of the most highly regulated industries in the country and providers of all types will eventually be called to action, whether it be responding to an investigation, conducting a compliance review, or proceeding with a self-disclosure. Bass, Berry & Sims has designed the Healthcare How-To Instructional Webinar Series to provide simple step-by-step instructions and best practices for responding accurately and efficiently while avoiding bad tactics, questionable strategies, and unnecessary risk which can create problems and less than ideal outcomes.

The Anti-Kickback Statute’s breadth means that virtually every business arrangement can implicate the statute. Given the highly regulated nature of healthcare and the ever-present risk of enforcement, entities may wish to consider submitting an advisory opinion request to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to obtain a legal opinion regarding whether their arrangement constitutes grounds for sanctions under OIG’s exclusion authorities.

Join us for a virtual seminar on July 26, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Central in which Matt Tormey, EVP Compliance and Risk, Chief Compliance Officer, Ensemble Health Partners, moderates a discussion with two former OIG officials in Bass, Berry & Sims’ healthcare practice group focusing on how, when, and why to submit an advisory opinion request. To register, click here.

Topics covered during the webinar will include:

  • Types of arrangements that are suitable for an advisory opinion request.
  • Best practices for structuring an advisory opinion request.
  • What to expect throughout the advisory opinion process.
  • What to do if you don’t get the hoped-for result.

Who Should Attend

  • In-house legal counsel
  • Compliance officers
  • Privacy officers

Accreditation

The webinar is pending approval for 1 hour of General Tennessee CLE credit. Certificate of completion and other necessary application forms will be provided for use in other jurisdictions.

Questions?

Submit questions for presenters during registration. For more information, please contact Sydney Marple.

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