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April Lunch and Learn Series: Defending Provider Audits
April 5, 2024 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services

On Thursday, April 11, the next installment of Rivkin Radler’s Healthcare Compliance Lunch & Learn series, will be presented by Rivkin Radler attorneys, Bob Hussar, Chris Kutner and Mary Aperance. The program, “Defending Provider Audits” will take place from 12 noon to 1 PM Eastern time via Zoom.

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February Lunch and Learn Series: Prohibitions on Provider Inducements
February 15, 2024 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Insurance Coverage

On Tuesday, February 27, the next installment of Rivkin Radler’s Healthcare Compliance Lunch & Learn series, will be presented by Rivkin Radler Partners, Geoffrey Kaiser and Benjamin Malerba. The program, “Prohibitions on Provider Inducements” will take place from 12 noon to 1 PM Eastern time via Zoom.

Some of the topics covered will be:

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    January Lunch and Learn Series: Top Ten Activities to Jump Start Your Compliance Program in the New Year
    January 11, 2024 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services

    On Thursday, January 25, the next installment of Rivkin Radler’s Healthcare Compliance Lunch & Learn series will be presented by Rivkin Radler Partner Robert Hussar. The program, “Top Ten Activities to Jump Start Your Compliance Program in the New Year” will take place via Zoom from 12 noon to 1 PM Eastern time.

    Participants will

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    October Lunch and Learn Series: Recent OMIG Updates
    October 12, 2023 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
    New Date!

    Due to a number of conflicts with other industry groups, we’ve been asked to reschedule our Lunch and Learn. We apologize for any inconvenience. It will now be held on Friday, October 27th.

    On Friday, October 27, in the next installment of Rivkin Radler’s Healthcare Compliance Lunch & Learn series, Rivkin Radler Partner

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    Lunch and Learn Series: Telehealth After the Pandemic: Recent Federal and State Developments
    August 31, 2023 | Health Services

    On Thursday, September 14, in the next installment of Rivkin Radler’s Healthcare Compliance Lunch & Learn series, Rivkin Radler Partner Eric D. Fader will present an update on the regulatory landscape for the provision of telehealth services, including recent changes to federal and state laws and rules. The program will take place from 12 noon

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    Lunch and Learn Series: Implementing an Effective Compliance Program: A Focus on Element Seven
    May 22, 2023 | Health Services

    Please join us for the June Lunch and Learn as Robert Hussar and John Queenan present on the seventh required element of an Effective Compliance Program. They will discuss:

    • Responding to Compliance Issues

    The program will be moderated by Robert Hussar, a partner in Rivkin Radler’s Compliance, Investigations & White Collar and Health

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    Lunch and Learn Series: Implementing an Effective Compliance Program: A Focus on Elements Five and Six
    April 28, 2023 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services

    Please join us for the May Lunch and Learn as Robert Hussar and Mary Aperance present on the fifth and sixth required elements of an Effective Compliance Program. They will discuss:

    • Disciplinary Standards
    • Auditing and Monitoring

    The program will be moderated by Robert Hussar, a partner in Rivkin Radler’s Compliance, Investigations & White

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    Hussar Quoted on New OMIG Compliance Program Requirements
    March 22, 2023 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services

    Bob Hussar was interviewed by the Report on Medicare Compliance for its article, “New NYS Compliance-Program Requirements May Be Useful Everywhere as a ‘Fresh Look.'”

    The article covers the new compliance-program requirements that will take effect on March 28 of this year. In order for healthcare providers to be paid by Medicare, they must have an effective

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    Lunch and Learn Series: Implementing an Effective Compliance Program: A Focus on Elements Three and Four
    March 15, 2023 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services

    Please join us for the April Lunch and Learn as Robert Hussar presents on the third and fourth required elements of an Effective Compliance Program. He will discuss:

    • Training
    • Effective lines of communication

    Participants will be eligible for 1.2 CCB credits and 1 CLE credit in Professional Practice.

    Date: Wednesday, April 19

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    Lunch and Learn Series: Implementing an Effective Compliance Program: A Focus on Elements One and Two
    March 2, 2023 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services

    Please join us for the March Lunch and Learn as we discuss the first two required elements of an Effective Compliance Program:

    1. Policies and Procedures; and
    2. Compliance Officer/Compliance Committee

    The program will be presented and moderated by Robert Hussar, a partner in Rivkin Radler’s Compliance, Investigations & White Collar and Health Services

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    Lunch and Learn Series: OMIG’s FINALIZED Regulations: What You Need to Do – NOW!
    January 23, 2023 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services

    Please join us on February 9 as Partner Bob Hussar and Associates Ashley Algazi and Mary Connolly present on OMIG’s finalized regulations.

    On December 28th, the Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) released their FINAL compliance and self-disclosure regulations. The regulations implement 2020 changes to OMIG’s statutory authority to implement and oversee:

    • mandatory provider
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    Lunch and Learn Series: A Survey of OIG’s 2022 Advisory Opinions: What They Could Mean for Your Organization
    December 15, 2022

    Please join us for the first Lunch and Learn of 2023, as Geoffrey Kaiser and Jeffrey Ehrhardt present on the OIG.

    The program will:

    • Discuss select Advisory Opinions from last year on a variety of topics, including use of gift cards, free technology, genetic testing, program exclusion and pharmaceutical subsidies, among others.
    • Highlight OIG’s
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    Lunch and Learn Series: Avoiding the Pitfalls in Recent Government Enforcement
    December 1, 2022 | Health Services

    Please join us for the December Lunch and Learn with Benjamin Malerba and Benjamin Wisher. The pair will discuss recent audits, investigations and actions of government agencies including DOJ, MFCU, OMIG, the NY AG and others.

    They will also discuss the potential pitfalls suggested by these agencies’ actions:

    • Overbilling
    • Anti-kickback violations

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    Lunch and Learn Series: New Employment Laws and Regulations Regarding Marijuana in the Workplace
    October 20, 2022 | Health Services | Cannabis

    Please join us for the November Lunch and Learn as Rivkin Radler Partners John Diviney and Tamika Hardy discuss the following topics:

    • New State laws – New York Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, New York Labor Law Section 201-D, New York Human Rights Law, New York Penal Law, New York City Administrative Code
    • Pre-employment
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    Lunch and Learn Series: Overpayments and Self-Disclosures
    October 6, 2022 | Health Services

    Please join us for the October Lunch and Learn as we discuss:

    – Identifying whether you have an overpayment or potential fraud liability
    – Determining when and where to disclose
    – Tips for setting yourself up for a successful outcome

    The program will be presented and moderated by Robert Hussar, a partner in

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    Lunch and Learn Series: Conducting HIPAA Breach Assessments and Disclosures: Requirements and Tips for Success
    August 23, 2022 | Health Services

    Please join us as Rivkin Radler Associate Ashley Algazi presents the September Lunch and Learn. The program will:

    • Review HIPAA breach definition
    • Discuss the analysis and investigation process to determine if a breach has occurred
    • Review exceptions to the definition of ‘breach’
    • Discuss covered entity vs business associate

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    Lunch & Learn Series: New OMIG Compliance Regulations: What You Need to Know
    July 12, 2022 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar

    On July 13, the Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) published proposed regulations implementing 2020 changes to law relating to provider compliance programs, Medicaid managed care fraud, waste and abuse prevention programs, and OMIG’s self-disclosure program. The proposed changes will significantly impact both payers and providers alike.

    Hear from Robert Hussar, a compliance professional and

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    Lunch & Learn Series: Addressing Patient Capacity Issues
    June 2, 2022 | Trusts & Estates | Health Services

    Please join us for the June lunch and learn, presented by Partners Frank Izzo and Wendy Sheinberg. The program will discuss:

    Article 9 (mental health)
    The FHCDA
    Article 81 (guardianships)
    HIPAA issues

    The program will be moderated by Robert Hussar, a partner in Rivkin Radler’s Compliance, Investigations & White Collar and Health

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    Lunch & Learn Series: A Refresher on Form 990: Tips and Traps for Tax-Exempt Organizations
    March 31, 2022 | Health Services | Tax

    Please join us as Louis Vlahos and Bernadette Kasnicki provide a refresher on preparing Form 990, the tax return for tax-exempt organizations. We will review:

    • The 990 tells an organization’s story, including its mission and how is it accomplished
    • The audience to which the story is told includes the IRS, States Attorneys General, potential
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    Lunch & Learn Series: Compliance and Legal Considerations for Value Based Arrangements
    February 15, 2022 | Health Services

    Please join us as Christopher Kutner, a partner in the Health Services Practice Group, and Ashley Algazi, an Associate in the Health Services Practice Group, discuss the following topics:

    • Framework and regulatory review of value based arrangements
    • Compliance considerations of risk sharing among payors and providers and IPAs
    • Review NYS DOH tiers for contract
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    Lunch & Learn Series: Employment Issues for 2022 – COVID Vaccines and New Laws
    January 25, 2022 | Employment & Labor | Health Services

    Please join us as we discuss employment laws taking effect in 2022. John Diviney, a partner in the Employment & Labor Practice Group, will present the following topics:

    • COVID and Vaccine Rules/Updates
      • New York’s COVID pay requirements
      • Vaccine mandate/rules
    • Update on New Laws for 2022
      • Paid sick leave
      • Whistleblower law
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    Lunch & Learn Series: A Compliance Year in Review and Look Ahead
    January 3, 2022 | Health Services

    Please join us as Robert Hussar, a partner in Rivkin Radler’s Compliance, Investigations & White Collar and Health Services practice groups, presents the first Lunch-and-Learn of 2022. This presentation will focus both on a review of key developments in health care fraud and abuse, compliance and government enforcement in 2021 as well as trends and

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    Lunch & Learn Series: Investing in ASCs: Compliance with the AKS and Extension of Practice Doctrine
    November 30, 2021 | Health Services

    This lunch and learn will explore the requirements under the Federal Anti-kickback Statute for investing in multi-specialty ambulatory surgery centers. It will introduce the extension of practice doctrine as it relates to investments in ASCs and specifically with non-compliance of the income and procedures tests. The program will also discuss typical tools used by ASCs

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    Lunch-and-Learn Series: Recent Developments in Telehealth: For the Pandemic and Beyond
    October 25, 2021 | Health Services

    Please join us as Rivkin Radler Partner Eric D. Fader provides an overview of changes in the provision of telehealth services and federal and state regulation of them, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. New rules and waivers that are expected to be temporary and other rule changes that will remain in effect more

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    Lunch-and-Learn Series: Tax & Governance Guideposts for NY Not-for-Profit Corporations
    September 16, 2021 | Health Services

    Please join us as Rivkin Radler Partners Kate Heptig and Karen Sosler present on New York not-for-profit best practices:

    • Overview of Governance Issues, including:
      • Duties/Liabilities of Directors and Officers
      • Independence and Conflicts of Interest
      • Committee Requirements
      • Key Provisions of the New York Revitalization Act
    • Overview of Tax Law Considerations for Tax
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    Rivkin Radler Lunch-and-Learn Series: Self-Aware is Self-Defense: The Key to Good Corporate Compliance
    August 30, 2021 | Health Services

    Please join us as Geoffrey R. Kaiser, senior counsel to Rivkin Radler, presents how to unearth compliance risks relating to:

    • The Anti-Kickback Statute
    • Stark Law
    • The False Claims Act
    • The HIPAA Privacy Rule

    The presentation will focus on the kinds of questions organizations must ask to understand potential compliance risks in these areas. For

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    Rivkin Radler Lunch-and-Learn Series: Responding to Information Requests from Payers and Regulators
    July 27, 2021 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services

    Please join us as Rivkin Radler partners Christopher J. Kutner and John Queenan present how to think through information requests to construct the proper response.

    Program overview:

    • State and federal agency requests
    • Payor requests (Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial)
    • Disclosure rules based on the types of records involved

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    Rivkin Radler Lunch-and-Learn Series: The Impact of Stark Law and AKS Changes on Compliance in Real Estate Transactions
    June 21, 2021 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services

    Please join us as Rivkin Radler attorneys Benjamin P. Malerba and Ada Janocinska discuss key compliance considerations under the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and Stark Law as they relate to real estate transactions.

    The presentation will provide:

    • An overview of the changes in the laws
    • Practical examples of when these laws

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    Rivkin Radler Lunch-and-Learn Series: How to avoid False Claims Act violations
    May 21, 2021 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services

    Please join us on June 10 from 12 to 1 p.m. as Rivkin Radler Partner Robert H. Iseman discusses False Claims Act (FCA) compliance.

    The FCA applies to any person or entity doing business with the federal government. Every year the federal government collects billions of dollars from FCA defendants, and most of that

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    A Conversation with the New Acting Medicaid Inspector General
    April 28, 2021 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services

    On Thursday, May 13 from 12 to 1 p.m, Frank T. Walsh, Jr., the new Acting Medicaid IG, will provide an overview of OMIG’s priorities and key initiatives. He will also address participants’ questions, which are to be submitted at registration.

    The program will be moderated by Robert Hussar, a partner in Rivkin Radler’s

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    Hussar Cited in Health Law Daily Wrap Up
    March 30, 2021 | Health Services

    Robert Hussar was cited in the Health Law Daily Wrap Up article, “Strategic Perspectives: Pandemic response, fraud and abuse top Biden’s enforcement priorities.”

    In the article, various experts, including Hussar, predict President Biden will increase enforcement in areas of fraud and abuse, health care kickbacks and pandemic-related waivers.

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