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Handouts - 2018 - Regional - Houston

Friday, December 7, 2018 | Houston, TX



Battling the Opioid Epidemic

  • Overview of the National Opioid Crisis and how dependence and abuse is a public health crisis
    Discuss ways that prescription controlled substances are being diverted from the pharmaceutical supply chain.
  • Identify areas where U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, local law enforcement, and medical professionals can work together to curb prescription drug abuse.
  • Describe common “red flags” that DEA Registrants should recognize regarding errant prescribing, forgeries, and recipient drug-seeking behavior.

No presentation available

Heidi J. Carroll, Director, DEA Houston


Private Enforcement of Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Laws

  • Overview of federal and state fraud and abuse laws
  • Use of the Federal Travel Act in Healthcare Enforcement
  • Private enforcement of fraud and abuse laws (including commercial payor litigation)

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Presentation 1 (3 slides/page)

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Presentation 2 (3 slides/page)

Nathan Fish, Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Sean McKenna, Law Office of Sean McKenna, PLLC

Brad Smyer, Senior Associate, Alston & Bird, LLP


2018: The Year of Privacy Frameworks— What They Have in Common and How They Impact Privacy Compliance Now and Moving Forward

  • Status of regulations
  • Gaps to avoid
  • Privacy effectiveness

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Anne Kimbol, Assistant General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, Hi Trust

Tips for Relationships with Drug and Device Companies

  • Recognize how one minor description can make a permissible relationships suspect.
  • Learn strategies to minimize the risk when working with sales representatives
  • Identify misconceptions used to justify some improper deals, and prohibit permissible programs

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David Glaser, Fredrikson & Byron

20 Years as a Compliance Professional: Hard Lessons Learned and Ideas for Improvement

  • Sharing lessons from 60+ compliance program assessments
  • The importance of the Three Lines of Defense and Compliance Programs
  • Thriving vs. surviving as a compliance officer/department

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Ken Zeko, SVP, Compliance and Risk Services, Crowe Healthcare Risk Consulting, LLC


Internal Investigations

  • Planning and working an investigation
  • Interviewing protocol and techniques
  • Referring a case to law enforcement
  • Case studies

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B. Scott McBride, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP