Fraud & Abuse: Just the Basics

March 12, 2009
Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 15th Annual Health Law Institute
Pennsylvania Convention CenterPhiladelphia, PA

David S. Sokolow, co-chair of Fox Rothschild LLP’s Health Law Practice, will speak at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s “15th Annual Health Law Institute,” which will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on March 12-13, 2009.

Sokolow will present “Fraud & Abuse: Just the Basics” and “Consulting Opinions in the Health Care Arena.” For the session on “Consulting Opinions,” Sokolow will be joined by health care consultant, Sandra Piersol, a Director based in the Philadelphia office of Navigant Consulting. The “Fraud & Abuse” session will discuss the cornerstones of federal and state fraud and abuse laws and will be part of a Health Law Basics Mini-Track at the Institute. The Consulting Opinions session will focus on fair market value compensation and related regulatory issues involving common healthcare transactions, joint ventures and leasing arrangements. Both programs will be part of the March 12 agenda.

Sokolow, who is resident in the firm’s Philadelphia and Princeton offices, concentrates his practice in a variety of regulatory and transactional areas, including hospital and physician joint ventures and contractual arrangements; fraud and abuse, physician self-referral, and false claims; health care compliance programs and regulatory compliance; internal investigations; governmental and third-party payor audits and investigations; and more. He counsels and represents physicians and medical group practices, hospitals and health care systems, diagnostic imaging facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, skilled nursing facilities, and home health and hospice care agencies, among others.

A sought-after author and speaker, Sokolow has planned professional education courses and made numerous presentations on health care issues in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He also has received acknowledgement as a leading health law authority, and previously served as a director of the Pennsylvania Society of Healthcare Attorneys, as well as on its Physician Self-Referral, Physician Hospital Organization and Integrated Delivery System Task Forces.

Additional topics at the Institute include “Healthcare Nightmares: The Sustainability of Health Care,” “Healthcare Databases and the Law,” and “Trouble in Paradise: Problems with Discovery in the Electronic Health Records” among others.

For more information about the Health Law Institute or to register to attend, visit

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