Health care providers must navigate a complex array of federal laws that govern how they conduct their business and operations. This session provides a general overview of the health care regulatory environment by outlining four important federal statutes. The session will cover the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark), which are intended to combat health care fraud and abuse, as well as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which protects the privacy and security of patient health information.
1. Understand the key concepts of each law.
2. Learn what each law requires, how it applies in the health care context, and the penalties for violations Recognize common compliance risk areas facing providers.