Legal Issues in Age Management Medicine: A Discussion of Legal Compliance for Age Management Physicians
This workshop will provide critical information and effective mitigation strategies for the most common compliance risks threatening age management physicians and their practices. These include: HIPAA/HITECH privacy and security requirements, including enforcement initiatives of the Office of Civil Rights; and Corporate Compliance issues, including OIG enforcement of the Stark law, the Anti-kickback Statute, and relevant state-based statutes and regulations. The focus of this workshop will be risk management and liability avoidance through internal policy development, self-auditing, and other proactive risk prevention strategies. The Stark law, the Anti-kickback statute, and the Anti-Inducement provisions of HIPAA are a source of confusion for most lawyers, lets alone physicians. This seminar will provide a summary of each law – and their state-based equivalents – in plain English.
Paul D. Werner, Esq
Member, Buttaci, Leardi & Werner Law Firm, Princeton, NJ
Mr. Werner is a zealous advocate for his clients, both in and out of the courtroom. He has a varied litigation practice, representing physicians and other healthcare providers and organizations in civil litigation, criminal investigations and prosecutions, and professional licensing actions.
Mr. Werner relies upon his substantial experience in assessing the substantive merits of allegations of fraud or professional misconduct to effectively—and realistically—counsel his clients on how to best respond to scrutiny from either third-party payers or regulatory agencies. He also assists clients with internal investigations into regulatory compliance issues and frequently advises his clients on proactive risk management and regulatory compliance, emphasizing how to proactively avoid payer or regulatory scrutiny in the first place.