Session ID: 
303

Whistleblowing Under the False Claims Act

2:00pm - 3:00pm Friday, March 9
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Marcello 4405

Description

The Office of the Inspector General – Department of Health and Human Services has announced that enforcement of laws governing EHR technology is a priority. This session will provide information and education on the application of the False Claims Act with regards to health IT and what it truly means to become a whistleblower. The speakers will discuss how the False Claims Act and its qui tam provisions apply to the information and technology industry; what the government looks at when investigating an EHR False Claims Act case; and how whistleblowers and their counsel assist the government during investigations. You will also learn to identify circumstances when vendor payments to customers for referrals may violate the Anti-Kickback Statute and discover steps vendor employees and their customers can take to resolve concerns they have with software, medical devices, or other technologies.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explain the federal False Claim Act whistleblowing provisions and how applies to health IT industry with some reference to application to medical device and pharmaceutical industry
  • Discuss what companies may do to mitigate their risk that concerns with their product lead to whistleblowing and litigation under the False Claims Act
  • Identify what practices the US federal government may see as violations of the False Claims Act and other considerations a whistleblower may have for whether to proceed with a case
  • Discuss what information and technology vendor employees, customer employees, and contractors can do if they see a potential problem

Speaker(s): 

Partner,
Phillips & Cohen, LLP
Implementation Specialist,
Self
Continuing Education Credits: 
ACHE
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience: 

CIO, CTO
IT Professional
Senior IT Executive

Level: 

Intermediate

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