Big Data & False Claims Act Risk Due to COVID-19

Stephen Bittinger, partner with K&L Gates in the firm’s Charleston office and a member of the health care/FDA practice group, is presenting with us on the brief history of use of big data in investigating and proving False Claims Act liability. He will offer an explanation of the government agencies and contractors involved in gathering health care data for investigation of fraud and abuse. We will look into the increased risk of fraud investigations due to regulatory changes implemented in response to COVID-19, and give practical ways to use data to reduce risk of investigation and liability.

1. Learn how the government uses health care claims data to investigate fraud.
2. Learn how regulatory changes due to COVID-19 increase the risk of being investigated.
3. Learn how to use data as a compliance tool to reduce risk of investigation and liability.