Sept 9 Webinar Info
False Claims: A Navigation Plan to Steer Clear of the Dangers
September 9, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET
The Government’s number one enforcement tool for fighting fraud is the False Claims Act (FCA), a civil war era law designed to prevent and punish financial fraud by government contractors. The FCA relies on whistleblowers to bring fraudulent claims to the government’s attention and reward’s them handsomely if they are successful. In health care and other business sectors with a large influx of government funds, the Department of Justice (DOJ) intends to increase FCA enforcement of FCA violations in 2015.
This seminar will address the basic features of the law and the incentives that make it such a powerful recovery tool for the Feds. Learn what courts have concluded are false claims by reviewing the facts in recent FCA cases. Because many FCA actions begin with everyday business situations, the seminar will address compliance practices to help you avoid the “tipping points” that can turn simple mistakes into the potential of liability for false claims.
$89.00 per company for Members
$125.00 per company for Non-Members
Each company can have unlimited attendees for this webinar.
Asela Cuervo, Esq.
Law Office of Asela Cuervo
Ms. Cuervo is a healthcare attorney practicing in Washington, D. C. Ms. Cuervo has represented health care providers and payers, including HME providers, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and physicians on a variety of legal and business matters. Her experience includes Medicare anti-kickback, reimbursement, and compliance with Medicare and other health laws and regulations such as HIPAA. Currently, Ms. Cuervo serves as a member of the Provider Advisory and Oversight Committee (PAOC), a government committee providing guidance on the implementation of competitive bidding and accreditation for DMEPOS suppliers.
Before establishing her own law firm, Ms. Cuervo was Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) where she represented homecare providers before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Office of Inspector General, the DMERCs and Congress. Ms. Cuervo also served as Vice President for Legal and Government Affairs for the National Association for Medical Equipment Services, the predecessor organization to AAHomecare. Prior to holding those positions, she practiced health law with a national law firm in Washington, D. C. and served as a judicial law clerk in Florida.
Ms. Cuervo received her law degree, with honors, from George Washington University in Washington, D. C. She is fluent in Spanish.
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