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Jack L. Caynon, III, with Sussman Shank LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Event Understanding the Recent Changes to the Stark Law Regulations

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jack L. Caynon, III, Special Counsel, Sussman Shank LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Understanding the Recent Changes to the Stark Law Regulations: What Lies Ahead in 2016 and Beyond Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET).

New York, NY, October 05, 2016 --( About Jack L. Caynon, III

Jack is Special Counsel and a member of the firm's Health Care Group and Business Group. He focuses his practice on health care law and all areas of corporate transactions.

Jack is a seasoned health law attorney, with over 20 years’ experience serving in various in-house, senior-level legal positions within the health care industry. Most recently he was a partner and co-chair of Mirick O’Connell’s Health Law Group. Prior to that he was Vice President and General Counsel for Salem Health in Salem, Oregon, a $700 million integrated health system. At Salem Health, Jack was responsible for managing all legal affairs as well as having oversight over its Corporate Compliance department. He drafted and approved contracts, managed the use of Salem Health’s external legal service providers, served as the liaison to regulatory agencies, and provided counsel on all legal matters. Jack has held similar positions at Southcoast Health System in New Bedford, MA, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, VA, and Roper Care Alliance in Charleston, SC.

He currently advises health care clients on regulatory, fraud, abuse, and compliance issues to ensure that contracts, affiliation and coordination agreements, and other business arrangements meet both federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements. Jack also advises clients on complying with the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and HIPAA. He also counsels clients with regard to Medicare and other payor issues, physician and medical staff matters, and Accountable Care Organizations.

Jack represents a broad range of healthcare providers, including medical and osteopathic doctors; psychologists, nurses, dentists, and other allied health professionals; and complementary and alternative medicine practitioners such as chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists. His clients include hospitals, healthcare educational institutions, health insurance organizations, telemedicine providers, and entrepreneurs in the health, wellness, and lifestyle industries.

Whether advising start-ups or established companies, he brings his entrepreneurial spirit and caring insight to cutting-edge legal and regulatory challenges.

About Sussman Shank LLP

Founded in 1960 in Portland, Oregon, Sussman Shank is a full-service business, litigation, and commercial bankruptcy law firm with over 30 lawyers. Our clients include public and private companies, government entities, institutions, non-profit organizations, and individuals. While we are based in the Pacific Northwest, we frequently represent clients in court proceedings and business transactions throughout the country. In 2016, Oregon Business Magazine named Sussman Shank as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work for" and one of the "100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon."

Event Synopsis:

As Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) amends the Physician Self-Referral Law and the regulations promulgated thereunder (the “Stark Law”) from time to time, it is imperative for health care providers to keep themselves informed of the impact of those changes on their overall compliance. In November 2015, CMS released the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule (the “2016 Final Rule”) which primarily “updates the physician self-referral regulations to accommodate delivery and payment system reform, to reduce burden, and to facilitate compliance.”

Health care providers and other stakeholders should assess the 2016 Final Rule carefully because any change to the Stark Law affects the structure of existing physician arrangements and considerations in entering into future physician arrangements.

In this two-hour live Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help health care providers and other industry participants understand the Final Rule and other recent developments to the Stark Law. They will offer best practices in developing and implementing effective strategies for complying with current Stark Law issues and will provide the audience with discussion on the future of Stark Law and related upcoming compliance issues.

Key topics include:

• The 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule
• Implications of the Final Rule
• Risks and Pitfalls
• Best Compliance Practices
• Regulatory Forecasts on Possible Stark Law Revamp/Repeal

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