In both civil and criminal enforcement proceedings, 2017 was perhaps most notable for the cases brought against individual health care providers and small physician practice owners.  Among the factors that may have resulted in the uptick in cases against individuals are the Yates Memo issued in late 2015, improved and increased reliance on sophisticated data analytics, and the aggressive focus on opioid addiction and its causes. Continue Reading Health Care Enforcement Review and 2018 Outlook: Criminal and Civil Enforcement Trends

This week, two of Mintz Levin’s health law attorneys will speak at the American Health Lawyers Association Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues in Baltimore, Maryland.

Ellyn Sternfield from our DC office will be speaking about the 340B Drug Pricing Program, a topic she covers often on this blog. Ellyn will be joined by Barbara S. Williams to discuss the 340B Program, and their presentation promises to be informative. They will give an overview of 340B Program requirements, 340B compliance and audit issues (including lessons learned), the aftermath of PhRMA and HHS litigation, expectations from HRSA, and a look at advocacy efforts.

Thomas S. Crane from our Boston and DC offices will discuss overpayments and Stark self-disclosures – topics he writes and speaks on frequently – on a panel with Lisa Ohrin Wilson from CMS and Robert L. Roth. Their session will cover requirements and logistics to disclose and repay overpayments, along with updates on final and proposed regulations, distinctions between OIG and self-referral disclosures, and self-referral disclosure protocol hot topics.

Ellyn and Tom will each bring decades of experience and insight to these discussions. If you are in Baltimore for the AHLA Institute this week, take the opportunity to see them both.

  • The 340B Program: Overview, Compliance, and What to Expect in the Year Ahead
    • Speakers: Ellyn Sternfield & Barbara S. Williams
    • Wednesday, March 25 at 3:30pm & Thursday, March 26 at 11:15am
  • Hot Topics in Overpayments and Stark Self-Disclosures
    • Speakers: Thomas S. Crane, Lisa Ohrin Wilson & Robert L. Roth
    • Thursday, March 26 at 10:00am and 1:45pm