Opioid Epidemic: Enforcement Update

April 23, 2020

This webinar will address how health centers should respond to federal and state law enforcement activities related to the opioid epidemic.  Headlines regularly detail arrests of prescribers who operate as “pill mills” and others who develop elaborate schemes to defraud federal and state health care programs.  The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has announced audits of grantees receiving funding for substance use disorder services, review of access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services in health centers, and reviews of state prescription drug monitoring programs and Medicaid reimbursement for opioid treatment programs.  This webinar will update health centers on key enforcement areas including:

  • Audits by the Office of the Inspector General of health center grant funds for substance use disorder programs
  • Opioid Task Force enforcement activities and the effects on health centers and communities
  • Data-driven enforcement efforts (Medicaid billing, licensing, etc.)

FTLF attorneys will also discuss how health centers can manage their risks when responding to the opioid epidemic through developing policies and procedures, conducting training and internal audits. 


Please note: This webinar is offered as a complimentary product to all Health Center Compliance Premium Plan Subscribers. For more information on our Premium Plan, click here or Contact Us.


The On-Demand version of this webinar will be available for purchase after the conclusion of the live webinar. 

Target Audience

  • Compliance Officers and Risk Managers
  • Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Providers
  • Health Center Management
  • Grants Management

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe current federal enforcement initiatives related to prescribing of opioid and developing substance use disorder services
  • Identify OIG’s audit priorities related to substance use disorder grants
  • Develop internal auditing and monitoring priorities for opioid prescribing and substance use disorder programs   
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
02/20/2020
Course expires: 
07/23/2020
Event starts: 
04/23/2020 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
04/23/2020 - 2:00pm
Cost:
$225.00

DIANNE PLEDGIE

As Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health law practice group, Dianne advises health centers on implementing effective compliance programs and on addressing top compliance risk areas. Dianne counsels health centers and other organizations on developing compliance programs that include the OIG’s seven elements, respond to identified compliance risk areas, and reflect the organization’s culture.  Dianne also advises health centers and other organizations on patient privacy and confidentiality, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2.  She has experience responding to privacy and security incidents, including determining whether there has been a breach, notifying patients and the government, and creating corrective action plans. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance

Price

Cost:
$225.00
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