How to Eliminate Anti-Kickback Violations Risks

Length: 60 minutes Expert: David Vaughn, JD, CPC

Navigating the waters of the medical care industry is difficult, but things become even harder if you’re not familiar with medical practice compliance, more specifically anti-kickback statute legislation. This legislation covers your lab contracts, free medical care, compensation arrangements, physician directorship contracts, and other things.

The harsh truth about the law is that it’s unable to tell honest mistakes from intentional ones. If you end up violating the federal Anti-kickback statute, you can face exclusion, fines, or even jail time.

With the help of anti-kickback training, you can avoid violations of any kind. Here, we’ll dive into how you can unknowingly be responsible for anti-kickback violations and how to eliminate these risks within your medical practice:

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What Makes You Responsible?

Every medical decision that you make results in your patients spending their insurance money for their care. This makes you directly responsible for them.

These responsibilities range from what specialist the patients will see and which tests they have to undergo, to what drugs they will take, and which supplies they require. Since everyone wants a piece of the pie in this industry, you’re bound to make innocent mistakes.

But what you might see as an innocent mistake can quickly turn into a legal nightmare. Aggressive prosecutors are standing by to get you in the court of law and collect massive fines on your Anti-Kickback violations.

How to Eliminate Anti-Kickback Violation Risks

While navigating Anti-Kickback legalities may appear as a daunting task, it is possible to learn the lines this statute draws. Once you know your legal frame of reference, you will be able to make safe decisions and avoid paying devastating Anti-Kickback violation fines. This is precisely what we offer in our online training course.

To provide you with the most accurate and updated information, we make sure to let the expert do the talking. With our training course, you will learn from the best in the industry – David Vaughn, Esq., CPC – a successful attorney with years-long experience in this field.

Although it lasts 60 minutes, this training course will take you through important anti-kickback statutes, including updated rules enacted at the end of 2018. You will be able to learn from real-world examples and discover which mistakes can get you convicted or fined for violating anti-kickback legalities.

What You’ll Learn in This Training Course

There are many anti-kickback protection tactics that we’re going to share with you in this online training course. Some of them include:

  • Factors, besides money, that count as remuneration under medical practice compliance
  • Safe harbors defined by the Anti-Kickback statute & how to protect yourself
  • How to protect yourself from aggressive vendors, distributors, and manufacturers
  • Which contract arrangements can make you an easy target for prosecutors
  • How to minimize damage by properly self-disclosing mistakes

This online training course will help you master the Anti-Kickback statute and learn how to avoid costly mistakes.

Please note that we keep a limited number of course attendees to ensure everyone has a chance to ask the speaker questions. Register as early as possible to ensure your spot in this must-attend online training course.

Meet Your Expert

David Vaughn
JD, CPCHealthcare Attorney, Vaughn & Assoc., L.L.C.

David is one of a limited number of healthcare attorneys in the United States who is also a Certified Professional Coder®, certified by the American Academy of Professional Coders® (“AAPC®”).

David has served on the Legal Advisory Board of the AAPC and has written several coding and compliance books and manuals. He is also a national speaker on the legal implications of billing and coding. He also has a national healthcare law practice, and has represented over 2,000 physicians in approximately 40 states in over 10 physician disciplines. His practice consists of representing providers in federal and state prosecutions, qui tam cases, and Medicare and third-party payer audits. He also conducts audits and provides education to providers.

He graduated from Mississippi College with Special Distinction (Magna Cum Laude) in 1974, graduated from LSU Law School in 1977, and has been a certified coder since 1999.


Knowledgable Speaker that provided helpful case examples.
Margaret Reina
Compliance Officer, Tulane University Medical Group