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Michael Summerhill, Partner, Freeborn & Peters LLP to Speak at KC’s event

New York, NY, May 14, 2016 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Michael Summerhill, Partner, Freeborn & Peters LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Standardizing Sunshine Act Reporting Requirements: What You Need to Know Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for August 4, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST.

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About Michael Summerhill

Michael J. Summerhill is a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group at Freeborn & Peters LLP. He has extensive experience defending clients in many class action suits and multi-district proceedings involving a variety of industries including healthcare, software, medical devices, and consumer products. He has also litigated complex mass torts and commercial disputes, product liability, securities and consumer fraud actions and arbitrated commercial disputes before the American Arbitration Association. He also has broad experience in the food industry helping food companies in complex commercial and product liability litigation with a particular emphasis on food safety issues.

About Freeborn & Peters LLP

Freeborn & Peters LLP is a full-service law firm headquartered in Chicago, with international capabilities. Practice areas include Litigation, Corporate, Real Estate, Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring, and Government & Regulatory Law.

Event Synopsis:

The Sunshine Act, passed under a healthcare reform bill in March 2010, requires manufacturers of drugs and medical devices to report definite payments and items of value given to the physicians and teaching hospitals, to improve financial transparency between physicians and the industry. This year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated the Open Payments data and included updates from disputes and other data corrections. This update will be done at least once a year and would affect all types of payments or transfers of value to physicians, teaching hospitals, and physician ownership and investment interests.

In a two-hour live Webcast, a notable panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates of the reporting requirements for the standardized Sunshine Act. Speakers will also offer their expert thoughts and opinions with regard to this significant topic.

Key topics include:
· Purpose of Sunshine Act
· Standardizing Sunshine Act
· Reporting Requirements under the Standardized Sunshine Act
· Regulatory Compliance
· Exclusions to the Sunshine Act
· Penalties for Non-Compliance
· Medicare Physician Quality and Value Programs
· Recent Developments
· How the data is being used?

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The Knowledge Group, LLC 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 for an event, please visit:
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