Earlier this year, Bass, Berry & Sims released the 10th annual Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review examining important healthcare fraud developments in 2021.

As a companion to the Review, we will replay a complimentary webinar on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. CT / 10:00-12:00 a.m. PT, which will provide an overview and discussion of key focus areas covered in the Review.

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Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to announce the release of the 10th annual Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review examining important healthcare fraud developments in 2021. Compiled by the firm’s Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Task Force, the Review provides a comprehensive analysis of enforcement developments affecting the healthcare industry, significant court decisions involving the False Claims Act, and an overview of settlements involving fraud and abuse issues.

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Bass, Berry & Sims and the Tennessee Hospital Association hosted the Seventh Annual Healthcare Fraud Conference on December 1 and 2. The virtual conference featured more than 40 speakers and 500 attendees from over 40 states and the District of Columbia.

“The healthcare industry remains under intense scrutiny, making it more important than ever for providers to stay up to date on the latest developments concerning the FCA and fraud and abuse,” said Brian Roark, chair of the Bass, Berry & Sims Healthcare Fraud Task Force.  “This conference examines those developments, provides practical solutions, and forecasts the most pressing issues ahead for healthcare providers.”

Topics Covered During Conference

Day 1 sessions covered conducting effective investigative interviews, navigating privilege issues in investigations, building effective compliance programs, navigating challenges posed by whistleblowers, understanding recent Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute developments, and False Claims Act self-disclosure considerations.

Day 2 kicked off with a review of the past year’s key healthcare fraud developments and looked at the future of the False Claims Act. Other sessions covered litigating healthcare fraud enforcement cases, provider relief fund audits and investigations, navigating contractor audits and administrative enforcement remedies, and hot topics in healthcare fraud. The day concluded with a 90-minute healthcare fraud hypothetical.

Click to access a recording of the conference. On-demand CLE is available for those that are interested.

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Bass, Berry & Sims was recently recognized among leading False Claims Act (FCA) defense firms based on the number of FCA lawsuits in which the firm appeared on behalf of clients during the time period of 2016 through 2020. The third-party report was based on a review of federal court docket entries in FCA lawsuits throughout the country and listed firms based on the number of lawsuits and number of judicial districts in which the firms had appeared.

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The 7th Annual Healthcare Fraud Conference was hosted by Bass, Berry & Sims and the Tennessee Hospital Association. Because we are unable to provide an in-person forum due to ongoing concerns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, we once again hosted the conference virtually.

This year’s complimentary CLE program, provides the same caliber of practical advice, insight into significant fraud and abuse issues facing healthcare professionals, and thoughtful discussion from industry panelists for which this conference is known.

Topics include:

  • Healthcare Fraud Year in Review
  • Hot Topics in Healthcare Fraud: Today and Tomorrow
  • The Future of the False Claims Act
  • Provider Relief Fund Audits and Investigations
  • Navigating Corporate Integrity Agreements and Administrative Remedies
  • Litigating Healthcare Fraud Enforcement Cases
  • Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Enforcement Developments
  • FCA Self-Disclosure Considerations

This year’s conference was held on Wednesday, December 1 and Thursday, December 2. To watch the conference on-demand, please click here.

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Pfizer lost a legal battle focused on the company’s financial assistance program against the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The agency denied the pharmaceutical company’s request to vacate an OIG advisory opinion that effectively precludes the manufacturer

Please join us for the Compliance & Government Investigations Seminar hosted by Bass, Berry & Sims and FTI Consulting. Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, this event will be virtual only.

We are excited for this year’s complimentary CLE program, which will provide the same caliber of practical advice, insight into government developments, and thoughtful discussion from industry panelists you have come to expect from this seminar. This year’s topics include:

  • Inside Scoop: Top Issues In-House Counsel Currently Face
  • Update on International Trade Regulations and Enforcement
  • SEC Update: Key Enforcement and Regulatory Priorities
  • Running an Investigation
  • Antitrust Is Back: DOJ and FTC Signal Significant Increase in Antitrust Enforcement
  • Data Privacy Update
  • Healthcare Fraud Enforcement Updates
  • Hot Topics in Procurement Fraud in 2021 and Beyond
  • COVID-19 Funding Fallout: Preparation for Government Scrutiny

This year’s seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, September 28. To register, please click here.

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We are looking forward to our involvement in the American Health Law Association Annual Fraud and Compliance Forum 2021 next month. Compliance & Government Investigations attorney John Kelly is serving as co-chair of the program, which will address emerging regulatory and enforcement trends, recent case law and legislative developments and best compliance practices in healthcare.

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Resource Center, which will provide a central location for healthcare leaders to access tools and information, including:

  • An innovative, searchable database featuring more than 1,300 significant False Claims Act (FCA) settlements from the last decade.
  • The most recent edition of