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April 25, 2019

DOJ Assistant AG Matthew Miner to speak at ABA health care fraud conference

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2019 — Assistant Attorney General Matthew Miner of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division will deliver the keynote speech on Thursday, May 9, at the opening of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section’s 29th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud, May 8-10 in New Orleans. Miner, who supervises the Criminal Division’s Fraud and Appellate Sections. will speak at 9 a.m. CST to open the two-and-a-half-day conference being held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

Also Thursday, May 9, the keynote luncheon speaker will be Vicki L. Robinson, senior counsel for Policy in the Office of the Inspector General. She will speak on the topic of “Fraud and Abuse Law Developments in a Changing Health Care Environment,” beginning at 12:30 p.m.

29th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud
Sponsored by the ABA Criminal Justice Section

Wednesday-Friday, May 8-10

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras Street
New Orleans, La. 70130

The institute brings together health care attorneys, regulators, compliance professionals, state and federal prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys who will discuss current legal and ethical issues in health care fraud.

Program highlights include:

“Government Enforcement and Compliance Matters: A Road Map for General Counsel and Compliance Professionals” — This session will examine issues and aspects of government investigations and best practices for in-house counsel, compliance professionals and outside counsel for responding to enforcement matters, and ethical issues and principals of professional responsibility common to these matters.

Wednesday, 2 p.m.

“Government Enforcement Panel” — This panel of Justice Department attorneys, a representative from the U.S. Department of Health and Human services and an administrator from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services will discuss the investigation roles and coordination between enforcement and regulatory agencies in health care fraud enforcement matters.

Thursday, 9:45 a.m.

“Fraud and Abuse in Nursing Homes” — Panelists will discuss from the government, relator and defense perspective hot topics in nursing home fraud and patient abuse cases. These will include criminal investigations and prosecutions in cases with allegations of patient abuse, investigations and False Claims Act cases involving allegations of substandard care and criminal and civil cases involving allegations of financial fraud and false claims by nursing home providers.

Friday, 10:15 a.m.

“Federal and State Enforcement and the Opioid Crisis” — This presentation will examine the federal and state investigative and enforcement efforts for combating the nationwide opioid crisis. Panelists will discuss the criminal and civil enforcement strategies and goals and the forecast for future progress.

Friday, 2 p.m.

The complete agenda can be viewed online.

This event is open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Robert Robinson at [email protected].


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