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The Knowledge Congress Has Scheduled a Live Webcast on Understanding the New System: Final Rule on Fraud Prevention in Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP Live Webcast

New York, NY, May 08, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that it has scheduled a live webcast entitled: “Understanding the New System: Final Rule on Fraud Prevention in Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP Live Webcast.” This two-hour event is scheduled on October 3, 2011 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET.

Event Synopsis

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule effective March 25, 2011, which enacts a number of program integrity provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). These provisions aim to reduce fraud, waste and abuse in Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

The guidance focuses primarily on the new & technically complicated enrollment processes for Healthcare providers and suppliers and CMS’s expanded authority to impose payment suspensions.

Healthcare providers and suppliers will need to work closely with their compliance and corporate counsel/officers to ensure that an effective process is in place.

The Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of key thought leaders and experts to give insights of the most important issues. This 2-hour webcast will discuss the following key provisions:

- New Medicare provider and supplier screening procedures
- Screening methods performed under the Medicare program
- Who are affected?
- Application fees on Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP
- CMS amendment to 42 C.F.R. §§ 405.370 through 405.372
- Withholding payments
- Future of payment suspensions and compliance plans
- Other Provisions

Speakers/Faculty Panel

Craig Smith, Partner / Board Certified - Health Law, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Carolyn Fitzhugh McNiven, Partner (Former Federal Prosecutor), DLA Piper

George B. Breen, Member of the Firm, Co-Chair, Health Care and Life Sciences Litigation and Government Investigations Practice Group, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

To register for this event, please copy and paste the link below into your browser:

For an updated list of the faculty panel, agenda, etc., please visit:

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. "We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changing regulations."

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Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
Therese Lumbao, Director
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