Both the OIG and the Department of Justice have reported record recoveries from civil cases involving contracts and arrangements that violate Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act. Such cases have captured the attention of the compliance world and underscore the vulnerability of healthcare providers. With the uptick in settlement amounts and Corporate Integrity Agreements requiring substantial training on this topic, and the fact that training in this area has, until now, been unavailable, this course fills a very significant need.
This multi-media course is designed to assist in understanding the basic components of contracts and arrangements, the various types of contracts and arrangements, the laws and other governing factors surrounding them, the risks involved and best practices for ensuring compliance in these areas. Due to the current regulatory environment, this course pays particular attention to contracts and arrangements involving physicians, but also addresses contracting with vendors.