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LEAD: Leadership Excellence and Development - Session 1
Thursday, January 20, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Category: Education

The Kentucky Hospital Association has developed a leadership webinar series for hospitals and health systems executives.  This series will focus on change management at the personal, team and organizational level, provide you with strategic tools and mindsets to implement in your healthcare environment.  Attendees will learn how healthcare systems led by people who are compassionate, principled and engaged can undergo profound and lasting transformation. 

Healthcare Fraud and Abuse: Stark Law and Anti-Kickback

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized changes to outdated federal regulations that have burdened health care providers with added administrative costs and impeded the health care system’s move toward value-based reimbursement. The Physician Self-Referral Law, also known as the “Stark Law,” generally prohibits a physician from making referrals to an entity for certain healthcare services, if the physician has a financial relationship with the entity.  The old federal regulations that interpret and implement this law were designed for a health care system that reimburses providers on a fee-for-service basis, where the financial incentives are to deliver more services. However, the 21st century American health care system is increasingly moving toward financial arrangements that reward providers who are successful at keeping patients healthy and out of the hospital, where payment is tied to value rather than volume.  This session will provide an explanation of the new changes.


Kent Wicker, Partner
Mr. Wicker is a DBL Law partner and chair of the firm’s White Collar Criminal Law practice. He has been a courtroom attorney for his entire career, prosecuting and defending in the most challenging, high-profile and complex commercial and white collar criminal cases in Kentucky and around the country. Before entering private practice, he served as First Assistant U.S. Attorney and Criminal Division Chief for the Western District of Kentucky, where he also tried criminal fraud and public corruption cases. Kent has taught courses in Corporate and White Collar Crime and Trial Practice at University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law and he has also taught Trial Practice at the Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Institute. He is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School.

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Contact: Tammy Wells