Practical Tips for Auditing Physician Relationships and Evaluating Self-Reporting Options

April 3, 2012

Connecticut Hospital Association, Wallingford, CT

This presentation will combine the knowledge and expertise of a chief compliance officer and an attorney to discuss how to conduct an effective internal audit of physician relationships for compliance with Stark and Anti-kickback requirements. The presentation will include a brief discussion of requirements, audit tools, and best practices. The presentation will also review the considerations involved in deciding whether to self-report instances of non-compliance and in assessing self-reporting options. Finally, it will review the CMS voluntary self-referral disclosure protocol with practical tips and advice on completing reports under the protocol.

Presenter: Maureen Weaver, Wiggin and Dana