Health Care Enforcement Priorities for 2009 and the Future

November 19, 20087:00pm
The Quinnipiack Club
Sponsored by Wiggin and Dana LLP

4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Registration
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Program
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

The Quinnipiack Club
221 Church Street
New Haven, Connecticut

Health Care Enforcement Roundtable

Soaring health care costs have been featured prominently in the Presidential race. In 2006, the United States spent more than $2 trillion on health care, accounting for nearly 16% of the nation's Gross Domestic Product. Federal expenditures on health care are second only to defense spending. Given these large expenditures we can expect that federal and state authorities will continue to combat health care fraud and abuse.

This roundtable program will feature federal and state health care prosecutors and enforcement officials who will discuss health care enforcement initiatives and priorities for the coming year. The panel will also invite discussion about the enforcement process in our State and the exercise of discretion when making enforcement decisions involving the sometimes fine line that separates purposeful fraud and abuse from billing errors and misinterpretation of complex billing rules. Our panelists include:

John Hughes, Chief of the Civil Division
United States Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

David Sheldon, Criminal Health Care Coordinator AUSA
United States Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

Richard Molot, Civil Health Care Coordinator AUSA
United States Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

Christopher T. Godialis, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Director
Chief States Attorney's Office

Jon-Paul Correira, Assistant Special Agent in-Charge
Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (invited)

Arnie Menchel, Assistant Attorney General
Department Head, Health Care Fraud Unit