What Every Hospital Board Member Should Know: Medicare Fraud and Abuse — Part IV of IV

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A four-part webinar series.

Start Time:12:00 AM
End Time:12:00 AM
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Registration for all four webinars — $700 (discounted rate)
Registration for the series remains open until Thursday, Dec. 5.
If viewing after the event, a recording will be available.

Part I — Honoring Responsibilities While Avoiding Micromanagement
Recording is now available. Register to access the recording.

Part II — Medical Staff Matters
Recording is now available. Register to access the recording.

Part III — Conflicts of Interest

Tuesday, Sept. 24
1 - 2 p.m.
Registration for Part III only — $225

Part IV — Medicare Fraud and Abuse
Tuesday, Dec. 10
1 - 2 p.m.
See details below.
Registration for Part IV only — $225

Registration for the series remains open until Thursday, Dec. 5.
If viewing after the event, a recording will be available.

Each webinar registration fee is for one phone line connection. Each additional phone line connection will be charged a registration fee. Get more value by inviting colleagues to join you on the one connection.

This webinar is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation.


This webinar series is designed for hospital and health system governing boards, CEOs and senior executives, physicians and other leaders with governance responsibilities.

The following program content was provided by the speaker.

Webinar Series Overview

Trustees play a significant role in the transformation of health care and must demonstrate strong leadership to navigate through the challenges, that confront their organizations. The future of health care still is largely unknown, and the range of board responsibilities is broad. Hospitals and health systems need dedicated and knowledgeable individuals who are willing to commit their time, expertise, experience and leadership to the hospital, its mission and the community.

This webinar series will provide participants with the tools to become more effective in their board service. Participants will receive guidance related to governance obligations, legal risks, fiduciary responsibilies, privacy and patient security risks, civil rights responsibilities, and health care fraud and waste. Attorney Barbara Person with Baird Holm LLP will provide valuable expertise on the legal aspects of board responsibilities.

Part IV Overview

Hospital board members are charged with overseeing their hospital’s compliance with applicable laws. The most challenging and threatening laws governing hospitals are designed to protect the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. What is fraud and abuse in this context? What are kickbacks, anyway? And why is everyone always talking about Stark? In this session, board members will learn about major enforcement provisions and penalties that may be imposed for violating them.


  • describe the compliance committee’s usual activities to avoid liability for fraud and abuse
  • list the principal statutory schemes designed to eliminate Medicare fraud and abuse
  • identify the questions board members should ask to confirm compliance is top priority


Barbara E. Person primarily represents health care clients, concentrating on corporate compliance, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, Medicare fraud and abuse, EMTALA, physician practice and other health business acquisition, medical staff issues, tax exemption, practitioner licensure and sanctions, physician contracts, pharmacy, and nonprofit corporations. Person is a frequent lecturer to many organizations, including the American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys, the Nebraska Hospital Association, the Iowa Hospital Association, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the Nebraska Mental Health Association, the Nebraska Association of Medical Staff Services and Nebraska Continuing Legal Education, Inc., on such topics.