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Jessica C. Abrahams, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP to Speak at KCís Event


New York, NY, January 10, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jessica C. Abrahams, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Health Care Fraud: Identification, Mitigation, and Compliance in 2015 Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 17, 2015 @ 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET).

For further details, please visit:
http://theknowledgegroup.org/event_name/health-care-fraud-identification-mitigation-and-compliance-in-2015-live-webcast/

About Jessica C. Abrahams
Jessica Abrahams represents clients in the areas of health care, biodefense, information technology, defense services, infrastructure development, foreign assistance contracting and Javits Wagner O'Day Act (JWOD)/Ability One. She represents clients with international contracts and transactions and works on all aspects of federally funded health care programs, including, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act (FEHBA). Jessica’s exchange experience includes completing a 50-state review of exchange-related contracting laws for a large IT vendor and exchange compliance requirements for a multi-state payer.

About McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) is an international law firm with more than 500 attorneys and public policy advisors in 15 offices and 13 markets. The firm is uniquely positioned at the intersection of law, business and government, representing clients in the areas of complex litigation, corporate law, energy, environment, finance, government contracts, health care, infrastructure, insurance, intellectual property, private client services, public policy, real estate, and technology.

Event Synopsis:
Accidents, waste, mis-use, abuse, and fraud are common-place. Every year, billions of dollars is lost to fraud in health care. Healthcare fraud is defined as intentionally submitting false claims to third party insurers or federal programs such as Medicare to obtain un-entitled funds. Individuals and organizations involved in perpetrating fraud range from the idiotic to the ingenious. Yet, they cost the taxpayer dearly.

The Identification of fraudulent practices in healthcare ranges from trivial to difficult and can take a decade to resolve. Recently, several agencies finalized 8 years of investigation into the third largest health care fraud cases and the largest concerning a prescription drug culminating in the case of the USA v. Johnson & Johnson / Janssen Pharmaceuticals. This case involved alleged kick-backs, mis-branding, and off-label marketing of Risperdal.

In a two hour live webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide an overview of the latest trends and best practices in Health Care Fraud Identification, Mitigation, and Compliance in 2015.

Key topics include:
• Health Care Fraud –Overview
• Top 10 Health Care Frauds: Identification
• Federal Criminal Liability
• Mitigating Inchoate Offenses
• Prohibitions in Health Care Fraud Statute
• Health Care Benefit Program
• Prohibitions and Sanctions for Violations and Non-Compliance
• Mail and Wire Fraud
• Substantial Civil Monetary Claims
• Obstruction of Justice in Health Care Programs

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
Contact Information
The Knowledge Congress
Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
1.800.578.4370
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www.knowledgecongress.org
Therese Lumbao, Director
Account Management & Member Services
tlumbao@knowledgecongress.org

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