On December 6, Bass, Berry & Sims and the Tennessee Hospital Association hosted more than 120 attendees at the annual Nashville Healthcare Fraud Conference, a full-day seminar focusing on fraud and abuse enforcement issues in the healthcare industry.

Panelists included a number of government attorneys and compliance personnel and in-house counsel from various healthcare providers from across the country, including University of Missouri Health Care (Columbia, Missouri), Children’s National Health System (Washington, D.C.), LifePoint Health (Brentwood, Tennessee), VNA Health Group (Holmdel, New Jersey), OhioHealth Corporation (Columbus, Ohio), Atrium Health System (Charlotte, North Carolina), Adrent Health Services (Nashville, Tennessee), and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, Tennessee), among others.

Along with the panelists, we heard from Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Brian Roark and John Eason as they reviewed the most significant healthcare fraud issues from 2018. Anna Grizzle led a discussion on opioid enforcement trends and covered provider response best practices, and Taylor Chenery provided insight on the functions of an effective compliance program.

Additionally, we heard from Matt Curley on effectively dealing with whistleblowers under the False Claims Act (FCA), as well as an insightful discussion with representatives from the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices. Brian Bewley provided practical takeaways on dealing effectively with HHS-OIG, and John Kelly discussed key trends in healthcare fraud enforcement with members of the DOJ’s Criminal Division.

Jeff Gibson highlighted key areas of focus when analyzing data in FCA cases, and Lindsey Fetzer covered when the attorney-client privilege applies in internal investigations. Lisa Rivera closed program with a panel of general counsel, who discussed healthcare fraud enforcement efforts from their unique perspective.

For a detailed agenda, click here.

We look forward to hosting the 5th annual conference scheduled for December 5, 2019.