Strafford Publications has asked Nelson Hardiman Co-Founder and Managing Partner Harry Nelson to be a panelist at their upcoming 90-minute Teleconference/Webinar program entitled “Prescription Audits: When the DEA or AG Come Knocking”. This CLE webinar will discuss the increased scrutiny of healthcare providers’ prescribing and dispensing practices by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and state attorneys general (AG), and will guide counsel in preparing for and responding to prescription audits and ensuring ongoing regulatory compliance.
This event will take place on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 from 10am – 11:30am PST.
A dramatic increase in the abuse of pharmaceutical controlled substances has spurred the DEA to ramp up its scrutiny of medical providers who prescribe, administer or dispense controlled substances. Providers and counsel must be prepared for DEA or state AG audits and investigations of their prescribing practices.
It is imperative that providers with prescription authority comply with both federal and state drug regulations. Failure to do so—whether negligent or intentional—could result in penalties, including fines, being stripped of the ability to lawfully prescribe controlled substances, or criminal prosecution.
DEA regulatory issues are often given scarce attention by healthcare attorneys. Counsel and providers must understand their potential liability exposure, develop effective policies and procedures, and be prepared to take corrective steps to ensure federal and state law compliance and mitigate damages.
Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare attorneys discusses current trends in DEA and state AG enforcement of prescribing practices and the audit process. The panel will examine the steps necessary to prepare for an audit and offer best practices to respond when the government comes knocking.
I. Current trends in prescribing and dispensing enforcement
II. Audit process
B. State AG
III. Audit preparedness
A. Maintaining records
B. Policies and procedures
C. Risk issues
IV. Responding to an audit
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What should providers and counsel expect when the DEA or state AG conducts a prescription audit?
- What policies and procedures should be in place to ensure compliance with federal regulations?
- What best practices should counsel and providers employ when facing a DEA or state AG audit?
To Register or learn more information visit: EVENT REGISTRATION