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Avoiding Pinstripes and Fines: Fundamentals of Healthcare Fraud and Abuse

Level: Intermediate
Runtime: 93 minutes
Recorded Date: September 21, 2017
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  • The Federal Stark Law
  • The Federal Anti-Kickback Statute
  • The Civil Monetary Penalties Law
  • The Federal False Claims Act
Runtime: 1 hour and 33 minutes
Recorded: September 21, 2017


Healthcare is subject to a complex array of statutes and regulations that govern interactions between all individuals and entities participating in the healthcare industry. The fraud and abuse laws are foremost among the challenges because the fraud and abuse laws control interactions between providers and others in the industry. Our panel of experts will provide an introduction to Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act and other laws and the consequences of failing to comply with these laws.

This program was recorded on September 21st, 2017.

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American Bar Association
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Adrienne Dresevic, Esq.

Founding Shareholder
The Health Law Partners, P.C.

Adrienne Dresevic is a founding shareholder of The Health Law Partners, P.C. Ms. Dresevic practices in all areas of healthcare law and devotes a substantial portion of her practice to providing clients with counsel and analysis regarding compliance and Stark and fraud and abuse. Ms. Dresevic is a published author and regular speaker on matters relating to Stark and fraud and abuse at industry and professional conferences.

Ms. Dresevic is a member of the American Bar Association ("ABA"), State Bar of Michigan, and State Bar of New York. Ms. Dresevic is council member for the American Bar Association Health Law Section (ABA HLS). She is also the Co-chair for the ABA Health Law Section Physicians Legal Issues Conference, Vice Chair of Programs, Executive Leadership and the Vice Chair for Sponsorship.

Ms. Dresevic has written extensively on subjects across the spectrum of health care law, including, co-authoring a monthly column in the Association for Medical Imaging Management's (AHRA) publication, Link, regarding up-to-date legal issues relevant to imaging providers and suppliers.

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Clay J. Countryman

Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP

Clay Countryman is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. He practices in the area of healthcare law, mainly healthcare regulatory and business matters with an emphasis on joint ventures, fraud and abuse, compliance, and health information privacy and security requirements. Clay has served as legal counsel to an extensive list of healthcare providers, ranging from national and regional hospital systems, physician group practices, and hospitals (including rural hospitals, physician-owned specialty hospitals and long-term care hospitals), to diagnostic imaging facilities, ambulatory surgical centers, physical therapy providers, nursing homes, pharmacies, healthcare management companies, and healthcare trade associations.

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