First Healthcare Compliance hosts Elizabeth Sullivan, Esq. and Emily A. Johnson, Esq., Members, of McDonald Hopkins LLC, for an interactive discussion on “Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (EKRA): Summary and Status.” In October 2018, the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (EKRA) was signed into law as part of the larger SUPPORT Act. It is an important piece of legislation impacting the healthcare industry, as a violation is punishable by a fine of up to $200,000 and/ or imprisonment of up to 10 years for each occurrence. We will be discussing a wide range of topics related to EKRA
1. Overview and understanding of Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act
2. Understand the similarities and differences between EKRA and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute
3. Obtain an understanding regarding prohibited compensation structures.
Faculty: Elizabeth Sullivan, Esq. and Emily A. Johnson, Esq. of McDonald Hopkins LLC.
Elizabeth Sullivan is co-chair of the firm’s National Healthcare Practice. She has experience providing regulatory, licensing, compliance, reimbursement, contractual, and corporate guidance to clients. She has advised clients on state professional licensure laws, CLIA standards, state laboratory laws, government and private payor reimbursement policies and billing rules, federal and state fraud and abuse rules and regulations, state telehealth laws, and HIPAA rules and regulations. She has provided assistance to entities during licensure and accreditation surveys, government investigations, and through payor audits and disputes.
Emily Johnson focuses her practice on matters primarily for clients in the healthcare industry. She provides regulatory and compliance assistance on both a federal and state level. She has assisted clinical laboratories, hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, community hospitals, physician specialty groups, telehealth providers, surgery centers, healthcare associations, pharmacies, and other healthcare providers on regulatory, licensing, compliance, reimbursement, contractual, and corporate matters. She has provided support to entities during licensure and accreditation surveys and assisted in navigating state professional licensure laws, CLIA standards and state and federal laboratory laws and regulations, government and private payor reimbursement, state and federal fraud and abuse rules, state telehealth laws, and state and federal pharmacy regulation. She also has advised clients on direct to consumer testing issues and applicable state requirements.
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