Fraud, Waste & Abuse | Let’s Talk About Legal Marketing Practices (Because No One Looks Good in Orange)
Reviews the current state of Federal and Texas state fraud and abuse law governing marketing plus tips for structuring compliant arrangements.
- TAHC&H Event | HCSSA Administrator Conference | Recorded for On-Demand Access
- Presentation Date | November 16, 2021
Program Description: There’s been a rise in investigation, civil litigation and criminal prosecution and of marketing arrangements,
including in the home health and hospice industry sector. This presentation reviews the current state of Federal and Texas state fraud and abuse law governing marketing and
review several example cases. The presenters also present tips for structuring compliant arrangements.
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
- §558.259[d]information regarding fraud and abuse detection and prevention
- §558.259[d]agency responsibilities
- §558.260[a]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting
- TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
- Continuing Education for Nurses
- 1.5 Contact Hr(s)
- This program awards CNE until 11.16.2023
- Social Work Continuing Education
Texas HCSSA CE Approval Statement
This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
Texas Social Worker CE Approval Statement
Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of social work education by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, approved provider #1230.
Nurse CE Approval Statement
Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses
Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151
Requirements for Successful Completion
To receive continuing education credits for this online presentation participant must view the entire online presentation, complete an evaluation, and post-test attestation.
Reporting of Perceived Bias
Bias, as defined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC COA/LSNA) is the “tendency or inclination to cause partiality, favoritism, or influence.”
Commercial bias may occur when a CNE activity promotes one or more product(s) (drugs, devices, services, software, hardware, etc.). This definition is not all inclusive and participants may use
their own interpretation in deciding if a presentation is biased. The ANCC COA is interested in the opinions and perceptions of participants at approved CNE activities, especially in the presence
of actual or perceived bias in continuing education. Therefore, ANCC invites participants to access their “ANCC Accreditation Feedback Line” to report any noted bias or conflict of interest in the
education activity. The toll free number is 1(866) 262-9730.
TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter(s): Heidi Kocher, JD, MBA, CHC, Partner, Liles Parker, PLLC and Jennifer Papapanagiotou, JD, Partner, Liles Parker, PLLC
About the Presenter(s):
Heidi Kocher Esq., MBA, CHC, is a partner with the law firm of Liles Parker. She has over 20 years of experience advising
and defending health care clients on legal and regulatory matters affecting providers of all sizes. She is an expert in all aspects of compliance and privacy programs, including developing and
deploying policies, procedures and training. Her experience includes serving as a Chief Compliance Officer and a Chief Privacy Officer, implementing the various requirements and aspects of
Corporate Integrity Agreements, and responding to and defending audits from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers up through the ALJ level. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University
Law Center. She is licensed in Texas and Maryland, and admitted to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. She is also Certified in Health Care Compliance.
About the Presenter(s):
Jennifer Papapanagiotou's practice focuses on compliance, regulatory and transactional matters for a wide array of health
care providers, including home health and hospice agencies. She has extensive experience in analyzing proposed and existing business arrangements for compliance with federal and state fraud and
abuse laws, and drafting a wide variety of legal agreements. Ms. Papapanagiotou is knowledgeable in all aspects of state licensing for home health and hospice providers, and in Medicare and
Medicaid enrollment, including initial enrollment, changes of ownership and appeals of revocation actions. Finally, she assists clients with compliance plans, forming new businesses, and
addressing Medicare and Medicaid program coverage and reimbursement issues
 Fraud, Waste & Abuse | Let’s Talk About Legal Marketing Practices (Because No One Looks Good in Orange)