Register Now For 2/17 NTHCPA Study Group On “Fraud & Abuse Refresher and Recent Government Enforcement Actions”


Invites Members and Guests to Our Next Group Luncheon

“Fraud & Abuse Refresher and Recent Government Enforcement Actions”


Josh Weaver and Ashley Johnston

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Dallas Ft. Worth Hospital Council Offices

250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706

RSVP here by Noon on February 16, 2015

Register Early As Space Is Limited

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The North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professionals Association (NTHCPA) invites members and other interested health care compliance professionals to prepare to meet upcoming HIPAA tests by coming for “Fraud & Abuse Refresher and Recent Government Enforcement Actions” from attorney Cynthia Marcotte Stamer at our next NTHCPA Study Group Luncheon on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

About the Program

Josh Weaver and Ashley Johnston will provide a refresher on basic Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the Physician Self-Referral (“Stark”) Statute rules, before moving into a discussion more advanced discussion of selected practices and issues under these rules, recent enforcement actions and implications of health care reform and other developments.

Registration & Meeting Details

The meeting scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the offices of the Dallas Ft Worth Hospital Council, 250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706 will feature a complimentary luncheon and drinks for those who timely R.S.V.P. Registration and networking begins at 11:30 a.m. Our program will begin at Noon. There is no charge to participate in the meeting. However space is limited and available only on a first come, first serve basis. To ensure your spot and help us to arrange for adequate space and refreshments for this meeting, R.S.V.P. here as soon as possible and no later than Noon on February 16, 2015. Walk in guests will be accommodated on a space-available basis only.

About The Speakers, Josh Weaver and Ashley Johnston

Josh and Ashley provide counsel to health care providers on complex operational, transactional and compliance issues. They have experience advising hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, independent diagnostic testing facilities, physicians and other health care providers on various issues, including matters implicating the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the Physician Self-Referral (“Stark”) Statute, the Texas Illegal Remuneration Statute, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), the False Claims Act, and the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (“EMTALA”). Josh and Ashley also advise clients with respect to reimbursement issues and payer audits. Their transactional experience includes drafting and negotiating a variety of health care contracts, including professional services agreements, physician employment agreements, asset purchase agreements, management and co-management agreements, business associate agreements, operating agreements, and equipment and space leases, among others.  Josh and Ashley are both Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Thanks To Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C. For Sponsoring The February Luncheon

The NTHCPA thanks Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C., for its generous underwriting support of the February 17, 2015 Study Group luncheon. Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C. counsels, represents and defends health industry and other clients on regulatory and operational compliance, employment and other workforce, federal and state public policy and enforcement, reimbursement, licensing and credentialing, peer review, HIPAA and other privacy and data security, and other health industry internal controls, compliance and risk management and other legal and operational concerns. For additional information about Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C., contact its founder and Managing Shareholder, Cynthia Marcotte Stamer at 469.767.8872 or see

Space Limited! Register Early To Hear OCR’s Veniecy Nwigwe’s “OCR Civil Rights & Privacy Update” At 3/17 Meeting At Special Expanded Space Venue

NTHCPA encourages members and other interested health care compliance professionals to register early for the second annual “OCR Civil Rights & Privacy Update” from the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Civil Rights Veniecy Nwigwe, JD, MSA. To expand available seating to meet expected demand, MedSynergies has agreed to host the meeting in its training rooms. Even with this added space, we expect the popularity of this program to restrict attendance. Accordingly, persons interested in attending this meeting are encouraged to register in advance as soon as possible here.

About the NTHCPA

NTHCPA exists to champion ethical practice and compliance standards and to provide the necessary resources for ethics and compliance Professionals and others in North Texas who share these principles. The vision of NTHCPA is to be a pre-eminent compliance and ethics group promoting lasting success and integrity of organizations within North Texas.

Would you or someone you know like to join the NTHCPA, get notice of upcoming meetings or events and network on relevant professional developments with other health care professionals? Stay on top of information about upcoming meetings and share and dialogue with other NTHCPA members about health care compliance challenges and developments by participating in our meetings and events, joining our North Texas Health Care Compliance Professionals Association LinkedIn Group and checking out the NTHCPA News here. To be added to our invitation list, we also encourage interested persons to make sure we have your current contact information by registering to receive health care updates here or sending your current contact information including name, title, company, preferred mailing address, e-mail, and telephone number to Vice-President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer here.

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