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George B. Breen of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. to Speak at KC’s Understanding the New System: Final Rule on Fraud Prevention in Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP Live Webcast

New York, NY, July 14, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced that George B. Breen, Member of the Firm, Co-Chair, Health Care and Life Sciences Litigation and Government Investigations Practice Group of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Understanding the New System: Final Rule on Fraud Prevention in Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled on October 3, 2011 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET. (For more details, please visit:

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

About George B. Breen

George B. Breen is a Shareholder of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C and a member of its Health Care and Life Sciences and Litigation practices. A litigator for over twenty years, Mr. Breen focuses his practice on the representation of health care and life sciences clients, both corporations and individuals, in government investigations and complex litigation.

Mr. Breen:

-- Defends clients undergoing investigation for health care fraud by the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, and other state and federal governmental authorities
-- Serves as defense counsel in connection with False Claims Act cases (including qui tam litigation)
-- Conducts internal investigations and advises clients on compliance issues
-- Represents MCOs, HMOs, nursing homes, home health agencies, health care providers, manufacturers and suppliers before courts and administrative tribunals at the federal and state level, including challenges to regulatory actions and disputes under government contracts
-- Defends individuals and organizations against claims of malpractice and professional liability

He is a Vice Chair of the American Health Lawyers Association’s Healthcare Liability and Litigation Practice Group and a Past President and Board member of the District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Breen is also a frequent lecturer and author on fraud and abuse issues and health care litigation

Mr. Breen has been Peer Review rated "AV" by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and was named an "Outstanding Healthcare Litigator" by Nightingale's Healthcare News in January 2010, one of only 10 lawyers across the country selected for this honor.

About Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., founded in 1973, is a national law firm with approximately 300 lawyers practicing in 10 offices, in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, San Francisco, Stamford, and Washington, D.C. The Firm is uncompromising in its pursuit of legal excellence and client service in its areas of practice: Health Care and Life Sciences, Labor and Employment, Litigation, Corporate Services, and Employee Benefits. EpsteinBeckerGreen was founded to serve the health care industry and has been at the forefront of health care legal developments since 1973. The Firm is also proud to be a trusted advisor to clients in the financial services and hospitality industries, among others, representing entities from Fortune 100 companies to startups. Our commitment to these practices and industries reflects the founders' belief in focused proficiency paired with seasoned experience.

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