Structuring Patient Incentive Programs to Comply with Federal Rules

September 29, 2022

Patient incentives, such as gift cards, are broadly recognized as important tools to promote healthy behaviors, increase visits for primary and preventive services, and improve health care outcomes.

At the same time, the federal Beneficiary Inducement Prohibition has long posed a challenge to health centers seeking to implement patient incentive programs. That federal law prohibits the offer or transfer of remuneration to a federal health care program beneficiary that is likely to influence the beneficiary's selection of a provider or supplier of a federally reimbursable item or service.

On this webinar, Adam Falcone will offer guidance on how to structure patient incentive programs to minimize legal risks under the Beneficiary Inducement Prohibition. He will describe current statutory, regulatory and policy exceptions that permit patient incentives and identify best practices for using patient incentives that do not fit within current exceptions. 


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 one week after the conclusion of the live webinar. 

Target Audience

  • Health Center Executives
  • Medical Directors and Clinicians
  • Quality Improvement Staff
  • Compliance Officers and Professionals
  • Legal Counsel and Paraprofessionals

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify legal and policy exceptions that apply to patient incentives
  • Describe examples of patient incentives that health centers have implemented
  • Implement policies and practices to reduce compliance risk
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.20 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
Course opens: 
02/16/2022
Course expires: 
10/30/2022
Event starts: 
09/29/2022 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
09/29/2022 - 2:00pm EDT
Cost:
$175.00

ADAM FALCONE

Adam J. Falcone is a Partner in FTLF’s national health law practice group, where he counsels a diverse spectrum of community-based organizations that render primary and behavioral healthcare services. Adam counsels clients on a wide range of health law issues, with a focus on fraud and abuse, reimbursement and payment, and antitrust and competition matters. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.20 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.

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If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 3 of the 5 polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within seven (7) business days.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Health Center Executives, Medical Directors and Clinicians, Quality Improvement Staff, Compliance Officers and Professionals, Legal Counsel and Paraprofessionals
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to three (3) out of five (5) polling questions.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.20 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

Price

Cost:
$175.00
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