Karen S. Lovitch, Practice Leader of the Health Law Practice of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., is speaking at the American Health Lawyers Association’s (AHLA) Fraud and Compliance Forum. The conference will take place September 27-29 at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, MD.
Ms. Lovitch’s presentation is entitled, “Hot Topics in Laboratory Compliance.” She and her co-presenter, Robert J. Rossi, Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Calloway Laboratories, will provide an overview of the health care fraud enforcement climate for laboratories and a summary of relevant state and federal fraud and abuse laws. Ms. Lovitch and Mr. Rossi will also explore the legal and business risks presented by interactions with health care professionals and other sales and marketing activities, as well as the risks related to out-of-network status, including the collection of amounts owed by patients.
The AHLA Fraud and Compliance Forum will cover the Stark Law, the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the enforcement efforts involving these laws. Faculty will also address emerging regulatory trends, recent case law and legislative developments, and how they will affect legal and compliance practices in health care. Every year, this program brings together legal counsel, compliance officers, and government representatives for an invaluable learning and networking opportunity.
Ms. Lovitch’s practice involves counseling health care clients on regulatory, transactional, and operational issues, including Medicare coverage and reimbursement, the development and implementation of health care compliance programs, and licensure and certification matters. In addition, Ms. Lovitch advises clients on the legal, practical, and fraud and abuse implications of business arrangements and sales and marketing practices. Her experience includes matters related to the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, state statutes prohibiting kickbacks and self-referrals, and the federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act.
Attorneys in Mintz Health Law Practice, many of whom have held senior government positions or served as in-house counsel, represent for-profit and non-profit, domestic and international companies in connection with a wide variety of business and legal transactions, challenges and issues that they confront both on a daily basis and in bet-the-company matters. Clients span the full spectrum of the industry, including hospital systems, managed care organizations, laboratories, long-term care providers, durable medical equipment suppliers, behavioral health companies, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, retail pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers.