DME Fraud Alert: Avoid Severe OIG Stark & Anti-Kickback Fines

Length: 60 Minutes Expert: Lynn M. Adam, Esq.

IMPORTANT: The OIG recently released a Special Fraud Alert relating to unlawful Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute situations including Durable Medical Equipment (DME) fraud.

Accordingly, the DMEs your practice prescribes are increasing your exposure to an OIG investigation to uncover Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute violations, which can result in severe consequences for your practice (i.e., significant financial penalties, permanent exclusion from Medicare, and even jail time – really).

The only way to protect your practice is to identify your Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute violations and resolve them before you get on the OIG’s radar – but this is simply easier said than done. These regulations are just plain confusing. Then, you add in the nuances of prescribing DMEs and your exposure skyrockets, but it doesn’t have to be this way…

Fortunately, compliance expert Lynn M. Adams, Esq. is here to help. During her 60-minute online training session, you’ll get proven strategies you can use to stay on the right side of the Anti-Kickback and Stark law when prescribing DME. She’ll provide you with plain-English, easy-to-implement tactics that will help you ensure that every DME order your practice makes is compliant.

Here are just a few of the practical, actionable Anti-Kickback and Stark law DME compliance strategies you’ll master by attending this expert-led online training:

  • Reduce legal risks when telemedicine visits result in prescribing DME
  • Establish internal controls that will help you identify/resolve risky DME arrangements
  • Uncover and avoid risky DME enticements that can get you into trouble
  • Cut risks when providers and/or their families have DME supplier financial stakes
  • Identify when incentives (like free samples) can violate Anti-Kickback rules
  • Head off red flags in your DME supplier arrangements that attract gov’t scrutiny
  • Clearly determine when you should call an attorney, and when you can go it alone
  • Pin down DME contract verbiage and resolve it before violations result in costly penalties
  • And so much more…

Don’t make the mistake of thinking this can’t happen to you. Just this year there have been dozens of cases, some affecting practices just like yours. Both the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute carry hefty financial penalties if violations are uncovered. With a little help, you can neutralize your risk when prescribing DME for your patients.

This expert-led online training will provide you with real-world examples that will help you identify and avoid Stark and Anti-Kickback law violations when prescribing DME.

Sign up for this expert-led online training and receive simple, actionable steps you can apply immediately to audit-proof your DME compliance policies and protect your practice. Don’t wait, register for this must-attend training today!

Meet Your Expert

Lynn M. Adam

Lynn Adam is a former federal prosecutor with over 20 years of experience with whistleblower actions and healthcare compliance. Lynn established Adam Law LLC to represent whistleblowers in qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act and to advise healthcare organizations on matters involving internal investigations, overpayment inquiries, and compliance issues.

With experience on both sides of the enforcement equation, Lynn offers clients a comprehensive perspective on healthcare enforcement and compliance. Lynn also draws on her substantial healthcare experience to serve as an expert witness on topics relating to the False Claims Act and fraud and abuse laws and regulations.