(Recorded Webinar) Supporting Patient Transportation
Health centers are required to provide patients with access to transportation services if transportation would otherwise be a barrier to care. However, a federal law known as the “Beneficiary Inducement Prohibition” places certain limitations on how health centers may structure their transportation programs. Failure to consider such limitations could expose health centers to costly Civil Monetary Penalties for each violation of the prohibition. Certain arrangements could also implicate the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. Fortunately, the Office of the Inspector General issued the Free and Discounted Local Transportation safe harbor to these federal statutes in December 2016.
This webinar will detail health centers’ obligation to provide transportation services to their patients and will assist health centers in developing transportation programs that are complaint with the Free and Discounted Local Transportation safe harbor, whether a health center decides to provide rides to certain individuals, develop a shuttle service, or both. The webinar will also provide examples of arrangements that fall both within and outside of the safe harbor.
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Following this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Detail a health center’s obligation to provide transportation services
- Explain the Beneficiary Inducement Prohibition and Anti-Kickback Statute
- Detail the Free and Discounted Transportation safe harbor
- Develop transportation programs that are compliant with the safe harbor
- Recognize how health centers can utilize community partnerships to implement their transportation programs
CARRIE BILL RILEY
Carrie Bill Riley is a Partner in the health law practice group. She counsels a wide variety of health care clients, including Title X grantees and subrecipeints, and other private and public health care providers, on contracting, regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement matters. Carrie also provides counsel on transactional matters, including formation and agreements for multi-provider affiliations/joint ventures, general contracting, and residency training arrangements. Prior to going to law school, Carrie worked at a Title X regional training center for several years. [Full Bio]
CHRISTOPHER ("CJ") FRISINA
As of October 2019, Christopher is no longer with the firm.
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