Powers Principal Barbara Straub Williams will present this week at the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Fraud and Compliance Forum in Baltimore, Maryland.
Barbara’s presentation, “Recent Developments in 340B Compliance,” will review the latest policies and guidance related to the 340B Program from the Office of Pharmacy Affairs and state Medicaid agencies, as well as discuss other current topics that are relevant to providers that participate in the program. Barbara will also provide an update on the status of the lawsuit contesting the reimbursement reduction for Medicare Part B drugs and how providers should be protecting their rights to repayment if the lawsuit is successful.
The AHLA Fraud and Compliance Forum brings together legal counsel, compliance officers, and government representatives to discuss various compliance issues, including Stark, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and the enforcement efforts in these areas. The event also addresses emerging regulatory trends, recent case law and legislative developments, and how they will affect legal and compliance practices in health care.
Barbara’s presentation will take place on Thursday, September 26 at 5:15 pm and again on Friday, September 27 at 2:30 pm. Find more information on the Forum here.
Barbara advises healthcare providers on a wide range of federal and state regulatory programs. She regularly advises clients on compliance with the requirements of the 340B drug discount program and on preparing for, and responding to, 340B audits. She has assisted clients in conducting internal audits on a variety of compliance issues and in making disclosures to the HHS Office of Inspector General, the Office of Pharmacy Affairs and other federal and state government entities. Her practice also focuses on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues, both in advising clients on meeting regulatory requirements and representing clients before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board.